O IDHM é obtido pela média geométrica dos três subíndices das dimensões que compõem o índice: longevidade, educação e renda.
Within the MHDI, this dimension is measured by the educational level of the adult population and the educational flow of the young people.
This measurement also contains statistic and sample observations - also supplemented by the ideal education levels of the age groups: at 12, attending final years of primary education; at 16, having completed primary education; and at 19, having completed secondary education.
On the other hand, the measurement of adult education is limited in terms of assessing people who have completed primary education - excluding those who have entered the education system without completing the grades. In the national historical context, the education measurement takes into consideration primary education as the only upper-limit for adults’ access to knowledge.
The educational flow of the young people – weight of 2
For assessing the educational level of young people, the global HDI logy from 2010 was applied. The expected years of schooling is a retention measure for children attending school – regardless of the repetition of courses. However, since the current challenge of Brazil’s education system is the quality and flow of students rather than the students’ enrollment, the global HDI methodology does not apply to the Brazilian case. This measure also includes higher education, which does not apply to Brazilian municipalities.
The educational level of the adult population would be 0,650
The educational flow of the young people would be the average of the sub-indices referring to the 4 indicators, with the same weight = (0.850 +0.800 +0.700 +0.500) / 4 = 0.712
The MHDI Education of a municipality is the geometric mean of these two indices, the educational level having a weight of 1 and the educational flow having a weight of 2 = 0,691.