عنوان مقاله [English]
The 1404 development perspective document of Iran, as one of the upstream documents, has been explained the path to the comprehensive of development. One of the dimensions of this document is the economic dimension of development. Also, the misery index is one of the most important economic components. In this regard, the purpose of this paper is to study the convergence of the misery index in the selected countries of the 1404 development perspective document. For this purpose, Nahar and Inder convergence has been used and the study period is 1997-2017. The results of the study indicate that Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait and Jordan are convergent, and countries of Egypt and Gaza are divergent towards the average of the misery index. Also, the misery index in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait has always been below the average of countries. Also, Iran is the only country that has always been in a worse situation than the average of countries. Therefore, to achieve the goals of development and to bridge the gap between the indicators of misery among the elected countries of the document, the goals of reducing inflation and unemployment must be seriously addressed by policy makers and economic planners.
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