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Demographic Dividend of India: Myth or Reality

Sarmistha Sarma (Editor)

India is and will remain for considerable time period one of the youngest countries in the world. This is the demographic dividend India seems to enjoy when compared to other countries in the world. Observed demographic trend says that both the size and age structure of population in all countries tends to change. This is characterized by decrease in the death rate before decline in the birth rate. Thus, the overall development in India is having its impact on changing dimension of Indian population. This is apparently a boon for a population trying to progress and to be reckoned among the best in the world. But, how far is the demographic dividend a myth or reality needs to be analyzed. The implications of this demographic dividend on the various sectors and the opportunities offered can be areas of interest to academicians. The present book is a compilation of papers presented at national conference on the theme Demographic Dividend of India: Myth or Reality at Institute of Innovation in Technology and Management, New Delhi.

A compilation of papers presented at a national conference, the volume analyses the impact of demographic changes on the economic growth of the country. The papers deal with issues that have implications for the demographic trends in India like population crisis, human development, education, health, economic development, employment, women workforce and population explosion. It focuses on the benefits India can derive from its ‘boom generation’—the majority of its population being in the working age group. They examine how information technology, innovations such as in marketing, reorientation of higher education, empowering women and sustainable development of environment can all lead to positively making use of the young population.

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Title Demographic Dividend of India: Myth or Reality
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.04.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380752587
length xvi+344p., Illustrations; Figures; Tables; 23cm.