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Getting the HDI Right

This commentary is written in response to ‘Suitability of HDI for Assessing Health and Nutritional Status’ by Grace Maria Antony, K Visweswara Rao, and N Balakrishna (EPW, August 4, 2001). The authors have presented some revealing correlation coefficient figures between certain indicators and HDI. In a country in which malnutrition and stunted growth are still common, the authors have aptly suggested that HDI should incorporate dietary, nutritional, and morbidity details. Nevertheless, the proposed HDI (henceforth it will be known as A(ntony)R(ao) B(alakrishna) HDI) is potentially faulty.
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