The extent to which India will be able to successfully harness its demographic dividend depends significantly on the situation of its youth, notably on the levels of education and market-oriented skills they attain. In many states, youth have made progress on these fronts. Youth in Maharashtra have made considerable strides in terms of educational attainment, yet it is not clear that they are prepared for the challenges they will face in a globalized world. Looking at the current educational and employment situation of youth in Maharashtra, this policy brief argues that significant investments in terms of appropriate policies and programs are required to enable the state to harness its demographic dividend and its youth to participate in and benefit from global development. The Youth in India: Situation and Needs study is a subnationally representative study, undertaken for the first time in India, of key transitions experienced by young people in six states, including Maharashtra.
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS). 2008. "Education and transition to work among youth in Maharashtra," Youth in India: Situation and Needs Policy Brief no. 3. Mumbai: IIPS.
Youth in India: Situation and Needs Study
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