The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Gross Domestic Product on Human Development Index
This study investigates which, if any, of the predictors the percentage change in FDI and GDP can significantly predict the HDI in the thirty countries with the highest HDI worldwide. The present study is based on the most current information available based on the years 1991 to 2002. A stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that only one of the predictors, the percentage change in FDI, significantly predicted HDI, F (1,28)=5.104, p=.032. These results indicate the impact of outside investments that countries receive on the quality of life inside the country.
Keywords: Global Economics, Quality of Life, Global Business
Doctoral Student, International Policy Development, University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Mary Nell McNeese
Assistant Professor, International Policy Development, University of Southern Mississippi