Interesting Question, Interesting Answer From Al Jazeera

 So could India’s population and potential labour force make it the next big 
economic story — one capable of capitalizing on China’s economic struggles? Or 
does the world’s largest democracy have an Achilles heel that could derail 
those dreams? Al Jazeera asked leading economists and analysts these questions.

The short answer: India’s youth bulge is a double-edged sword. To gain from it, 
India will need to create enough jobs for the millions who enter its workforce 
every year — a challenge at which it is currently failing.  For that, India 
needs to attract global investments. The window of opportunity is shrinking, 
and unless India moves quickly, its demographic dividend could easily turn into 
an unemployment nightmare.


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