The problem with being young in India

India has the world’s largest youth population but over 30 per cent of 15 - 29 year olds are unemployed, presenting a huge challenge

Professor Glyn Davis

Published 23 January 2018

Episode 36

This episode of The Policy Shop takes a closer look at youth unemployment in India, a nation sometimes forgotten in Australia’s focus on Asia. With two thirds of its 1.2 billion people under the age of 35, India has the world’s largest youth population, something that’s both an advantage and a challenge.

Over 30 per cent of youth aged between 15 and 29 in India are not in employment, education or training. That’s more than double the OECD average.

Professor Craig Jeffrey, Director of the Australia India Institute and Dr Jane Dyson who has worked for thirteen years in the high Himalayas, discuss this issue with host, Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

Episode recorded: 9 October 2017 Series Producer: Eoin Hahessy Audio engineer: Gavin Nebauer

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