What is a demographic dividend?

A demographic dividend is the accelerated economic growth that can result from improved reproductive health, a rapid decline in fertility, and the subsequent shift in population age structure. With fewer births each year, a country’s working-age population grows larger relative to the young dependent population. With more people in the labor force and fewer children to support, a country has a window of opportunity for economic growth if the right social and economic investments and policies are made in health, education, governance, and the economy.

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congrats @sidchat1 on ur appointment as UN RC. Another platform 2 continue ur relentless effort 4 youth #demographicdividend #mothers
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