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India's youth population alone not enough for demographic dividend: Experts

Gains require an economic system that uses workforce productively, they say


Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi

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A debate about India having a demographic dividend has begun again after a report by a UN agency said the country's population is dominated by young people.

China's statement that its demographic dividend has not ended because it has a talented labour force has made the debate forceful. China will have 14 per cent of its population aged 65 years or more in 2023. India will have seven per cent of the population aged similarly, showed data provided by the United Nations Population Fund's State of the World Population Report 2023.

China has 18 per cent of the population in

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First Published: Apr 20 2023 | 4:08 PM IST

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