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Vaccine gender gap improves, but Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat among laggards

MUMBAI: The gender gap in Covid-19 vaccination has disappeared in 11 Indian states but it is sharp in most others, including the states with higher human development index such as Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa. A chart drawn up on the basis of gender parity index — a socioeconomic index developed by Unesco to measure gender equity in education shows the country’s GPI is 0.98 (the ideal ratio would be 1). “This index was 0.9 on June 27,” said Dr Sachin Pandey, a Gandhinagar-based professor who maintains the data for his website, The states with best GPI at the […]

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