ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Fanciful Numbers and Fictitious Intrigues

Surjit Bhalla claims that India's poverty rate is now lower than China's, contradicting the estimates published by the World Bank, UNDP and others. However, while there are some puzzles in the data, particularly for India, Bhalla's calculations do not stand up to close scrutiny.

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