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Canada Falls From Top 10 Most Developed Countries List

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In a blow to Canucks everywhere, Canada has been dropped from the United Nations’ 2013 human development index, falling from 10th place to 11 this year.

The index, which measures the world’s most developed countries, includes each country’s performance in health, education and income. This year’s report was titled “The Rise of the South”.

In the 1990’s Canada regularly topped the list, and stayed in the number one position for a decade.

The UN’s statistics show that Canada in fact has done better than it did than last year, but other countries, including Japan and Australia, improved at a much greater rate.

According to the CBC, when the figures are adjusted for gender inequality, Canada slumps to 18th place overall, and the U.S. does even worse — sinking from third to 42nd place.

According to the UN, the main findings of the report are positive on a global scale. Stats show that countries that previously struggled with poverty are now on a steady climb upwards.

The top 10 most developed countries in 2013 are:

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. United States
4. Netherlands
5. Germany
6. New Zealand
7. Ireland
8. Sweden
9. Switzerland
10. Japan

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The United Nations human development index, mapped

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