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The correlation between districts with college-educated women and multidimensional poverty was very high for 10 of 12 indicators

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Ishaan Gera  |  New Delhi 

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A higher correlation means that the deprivations across different categories increase when the proportion of college-educated females decreases

Earlier this week, NITI Aayog released the state-wise National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), in line with the global index released by the United Nations each year. Although the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 forms the basis of the data — 2019-21 results are not entirely out yet — the report is the first attempt in years to define poverty measures.

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First Published: Mon, December 06 2021. 06:10 IST