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Pakistan’s Unrealised Demographic Dividend Could Add To Its Problems

Apart from structural imbalances, the inability of Pakistan’s economy to absorb the growing working-age population is due to the snowballing effect of insufficient investment in education over decades. This weakness has manifested itself when an educated work force is needed the most in order to reap the demographic dividend.

Read Here – The Indian Express

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China’s Self-Inflicted Demographic Disaster Is Here

The liberalization of the one-child policy had been expected—and virtually inevitable. China, after all, is heading toward accelerated demographic decline. The country’s population is now projected to peak in 2028, well before the 2030–2035 timeframe expected just a half decade ago. In all probability, the top will be reached earlier, maybe in 2020.

Read Here – The National Interest

Pakistan’s Political Economy

A COUNTRY which was clocking a growth rate a shade above 5pc per annum for most of its history is now finding that this rate has dropped to below 4pc. It gives the impression that this is the new equilibrium rate that we may have to live with for some time. What explains this lacklustre performance of the economy, even though there are some positive fundamentals that should be able to accelerate economic growth?

Read Here – Dawn

China’s Demographic Doomsday

By 2022—and probably sooner—India will overtake China to become the world’s most populous state, a status the latter has held for at least three centuries and perhaps for all recorded history. And once the Chinese nation loses its demographic crown, it will fall fast. The country’s population will peak in 2028 according to the UN’s “World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision,” released at the end of July. China in its peak year will have 1.42 billion people. By the end of the century, the country will be just a smidgen over a billion—and very, very gray.

Read Here – The National Interest

India: A Demographic Disaster in Making

As ChinaJapan and many other nations face an aging demographic profile, the youth segment of India’s population is growing rapidly, and is projected to continue to do so for the next 30 years. Provided India can act quickly on health, education and employment, this demographic dividend has the potential to inject new dynamism into its flagging economy. Failure to do so, however, will result in demographic disaster.

Read Here – The Diplomat

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