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    Nitrogen oxides emissions

    Nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are together referred to as nitrogen oxides (NOX). Combustion of fossil fuels is by far the dominant source of NOX emissions. The emissions are not dependent solely on the amount of nitrogen in the fuel but also on the air - fuel mix ratio. High temperatures and oxidation-rich conditions generally favour NOX formation in combustion.NOX contributes to acid deposition and eutrophication which in turn can lead to potential changes occurring in soil and water quality.

    Self reported unmet need for medical examination or treatment, by income quintile   

    "This indicator is defined as the share of the population reporting that at least once in the previous 12 months they could not afford medical examination or treatment." The potential answers are problems of access (could not afford to, waiting list, too far to travel) or other (could not take time, fear, wanted to wait and see, didn't know any good doctor or specialist, other).

    Retrieved on 12.08.2014 from
    (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-datasets/-/tsdph270)

    Life expectancy at birth

    "The average number of years that a newborn could expect to live, if he or she were to pass through life exposed to the sex- and age-specific death rates prevailing at the time of his or her birth, for a specific year, in a given country, territory, or geographic area."
    Retrieved from, http://apps.who.int/gho/indicatorregistry/App_Main/view_indicator.aspx?i..., 12.08.2014

    How would you rate the quality of health services?

    This indicator is based on a question surveying the quality of the national health care system. Respondents choose on scale of one to ten, with 10 being of very high quality and 1 being of very low quality. The other two non-numerical options are "don't know" and "refusal."

    Health expenditure, total (% of GDP)

    Indicator states total spending in a country on health as a proportion of its GDP. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.
    (World Bank, http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS, 15-01-2015)

    Difficulty in seeing a doctor because of cost of seing the doctor

    The indicator measures difficulty in seeing a doctor because of cost being prohibitive. Respondents can choose from "very difficult", "a little difficult" to "not difficult at all."

    Retrieved from,
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/pubdocs/2012/64/..., 06.12.14

    Evaluation of the State of Education in the Country 

    Overall evaluation of the situation of education in a given country
    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date of retrieval: 2 February 2015)

    Net social protection as a percentage of GDP

    "Net social protection benefits are defined as the value of social protection benefits excluding taxes and social contributions paid by the benefits recipients. They are complemented by the value of “Fiscal benefits” provided in the form of tax breaks that would be defined as social protection benefits, if they were provided in cash. Tax breaks promoting the provision of social protection or promoting private insurance plans are excluded.

    Pupils and students in all levels of education (ISCED 0-6)

    The indicator sums up all "enrolled students (ISCED levels 0 to 6) and students in adult education programmes (ISCED levels 1 to 4) by country, year, level of education, programme destination, programme orientation, part time/full time scale, type of institution and gender. The statistics contained in this dataset refer to education in the ordinary school and university system, as defined in the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)."

    Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Tertiary Level

    The proportional distribution of the sexes in educational attainment at tertiary level, expressed as the ratio of females and males

    Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Upper Secondary Level

    The proportional distribution of the sexes in educational attainment at Upper Secondary Level, expressed as the ratio of males and females

    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date or retrieval: 2 February 2015)

    Wage Differentials of Female and Male Employees

    "Ratio of the average gross hourly earnings of female and male manual workers in the manufacturing industry."

    Social Indicators Monitor (SIMon), http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#

    Education expenditure as percentage of GNP, GDP and total government expenditure

    Current and capital expenditures on education by local, regional and national governments, including municipalities (household contributions are excluded), expressed as a percentage of gross national product OR as a percentage of gross domestic product OR as a percentage of total government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.)

    wikiProgress.Stat, http://stats.wikiprogress.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=EDUCATION_EXPENDITURE, retrieved on 15.01.2015

    Global Gender Gap Index

    The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups.

    The Global Gender Gap Index examines the gap between men and women in four fundamental categories
    (subindexes): Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival and
    Political Empowerment.

    Human Development Index (HDI

    The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. (http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-index-hdi)

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    Infant mortality rate (0-1 year) per 1,000 live births

    The infant mortality rate is the probability (expressed as a rate per 1,000 live births) of a child born in a specified year dying before reaching the age of one if subject to current age-specific mortality rates.

    Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary, and tertiary education

    Ratio of girls to boys (gender parity index) in primary, secondary and tertiary education is the ratio of the number of female students enrolled at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education to the number of male students in each level. To standardise the effects of the population structure of the appropriate age groups, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) of the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for each level of education is used.

    Total net enrolment ratio in primary education, both sexes

    Net primary enrolment rate in primary education is the number of children of official primary school age (according to ISCED97*) who are enrolled in primary education as a percentage of the total children of the official school age population. Total net primary enrolment rate also includes children of primary school age enrolled in secondary education. Where more than one system of primary education exists within the country the most widespread or common structure is used for determining the official school age group.

    Human Rights

    Human rights refer to the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and reaffirmed by UN member states many times since, outlines in detail the basic freedoms to which every person is entitled
    http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

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