Human Development

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India’s Warped Idea Of The ‘Demographic Dividend’: Extracting From The Youth, But Not Investing In Them

India is all set to test the assumption that the “youth bulge” is a source of demographic dividend and an economic advantage. The assumption is that greater the number of people in an economy who work, save and pay taxes, the higher will be the economic growth. Recently, three young girls seem to have tested the assumption with their bodies. Their verdict is that all things remaining the same, the demographic dividend may be on life support.

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