Stories written by Jyoti Shankar Singh

Is India Moving towards Population Stabilization?

During a recent visit to India, I heard a great deal of talk among my friends and acquaintances about India's 'demographic dividend.' Almost half of India's current population is below 25 years of age. If properly educated and trained, this young work force could vastly accelerate the process of India's economic growth in the next several decades and lift hundreds of millions out of poverty. India's economy has been growing at the annual rate of about 9 per cent, for several years now, and this could go up higher as more young people join the work force.