India is regarded as a country with “Demographic Dividend’’. This is due to
[UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims – 2011]
(a) Its high population in the age group below 15 years.
(b) Its high population in the age group of 15–64 years.
(c) Its high population in the age group above 65 years.
(d) Its high total population.
Answer : (b)
The demographic dividend is a rise in the rate of economic growth due to a rising share of working age people in a population. This usually occurs late in the demographic transition when the fertility rate falls and the youth dependency rate declines.