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discomfort index

[dis′kəm·fərt ‚in‚deks]
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Keywords: crimes, misery index, institutional quality, Johansen co-integration
In Ecuador, prior to the implementation of dollarization in 2000, the country sustained a misery index of more than 120.
Here are the bottom six countries in this year's misery index along the numerical sums produced by the calculation.
The institute says the misery index is a combination of unemployment, inflation and lending rates minus the percentage change in real GDP per capita.
Through a simple sum of the former inflation, unemployment and lending rates, minus yearonyear per capita GDP growth, a misery index was constructed.
Cyprus ranks 20th on the 2014 world misery index because of high unemployment, according to data compiled by a public policy research organisation.
Using the 56 SWS quarterly surveys of 20002013, it identifies the price of rice and a new Job Misery Index (the sum of unemployment and underemployment rates) as key determinants of movements in hunger.
Despite these positives, had there been a computation of a Misery Index for Egypt (that is the sum of the unemployment rate and the inflation rate), it would certainly have resulted in a deteriorating figure.
Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that comprehensively ranks 89 countries based on misery.
What's amazing is that the correlation discrepancy between the unemployment rate and total employment traces back before Reagan's Misery Index.
According to the "Cato Institute," an American libertarian think tank, based in Washington DC, Tunisia ranks 30th out of 90 in the Misery Index for 2013, a ranking of the most miserable countries in the world, with a score of 21.
The IDT approach was used during wartime (drop in fighting and in number of deaths and casualties, progress toward resolving the conflict), and in peace (drop in crime rate, drop in violent death index, decrease of misery index, drop in unemployment, rise in a quality of life index).