The women who went missing in our demographic dividend
SummaryIndian women are getting better educated and having fewer babies but not taking enough paid jobs
In the small talk that well-to-do middle-aged Indian men tend to make in their drawing rooms over a cup of tea, they often blame our huge population as the root cause of all our problems, social, economic and political. Their solution is population control. In their heads, it’s a case-closing argument. The mother of all solutions. The trouble is, like most lazy arguments, it’s wrong.