Those who are accustomed to thinking of India as an ancient land might be surprised to learn that the country is actually quite young. The median age is 26, a “youth bulge,” as it is often called. In 2020, India, home to 1.2 billion people, is poised to become the youngest country in the world. A demographic advantage? Not so, when one considers the prospect of providing job opportunities for the 10 million who enter the workforce every year.
By Bharti Kichner