publication . Preprint . 2007

India's future: it's about jobs

Geoffrey N. Keim; Beth Anne Wilson;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
Abstract
Projections of sustained strong growth in India depend importantly on the utilization of the huge increase in India's working-age population projected over the next two decades. To date, however, India's economic growth has been concentrated in high-skill and capital-intensive sectors, and has not generated strong employment growth. In this paper, we highlight the tension between India's performance in output and employment, describe the characteristics of India's demographic dividend, and discuss impediments to India's shift away from agriculture.
Subjects
free text keywords: Job creation ; Economic development - India
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