India’s demographic dividend has a doomy message: There’s a big hole in employability and education

It was a regular advertisement seeking applications for the lowest-rung jobs in the railways. But when 20 million candidates, including 41,9137 BTech and 40,751 engineering master’s-degree holders, lined up for the 63,000 vacancies, it exposed a chink in India’s much-hyped demographic dividend, or the advantages of having a large working-age cohort.A year before that 2019 episode, a United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) paper said India could

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