Chasing India's Demographic Dividend
The book, ‘Chasing India’s Demographic Dividend’ written by J.P. Rai, an ex- IAS officer and the Advisor to the Prime Minister on skill Development. The National skills Qualification Framework was developed under his leadership. In this book he expresses his opinion that there is no doubt that the growing millions of unemployed and unemployable youths in our country pose the biggest threat to the social and economic fabric of our country.
The author further mentions that the demographers make an assumption that those below 15 years of age are still in the stage of nurture and above the age of 60 have already lost their capacity to be economically productive. India’s demographic profile offers the potential for a caring and economically thriving society. To achieve its potential, the demographic bulge in productive age group must acquire the capacity to deliver as per expectation.