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Overcoming Pakistan’s Demographic Challenges. This publication is a collaborative effort between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Asia Program and the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan. Overcoming Pakistan’s Demographic Challenges. Essays by: Sohail Agha Shahid Javed Burki Mehtab S. Karim Saba Gul Khattak Shazia Khawar Michael Kugelman Population Reference Bureau and National Committee for Maternal and Neonatal Health.
Excerpted below is the introductory essay, Pakistan’s Demographics: Possibilities, Perils, and Prescriptions, by Michael Kugelman. A long-term approach to managing the challenges presented by Pakistan’s burgeoning population, if accompanied by effective policies and sustained implementation, could spark a monumental transformation: one that enables the country to harness the great promise of a large population that has usually been viewed as a hindrance to prosperity.
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Demographic dividend, as defined by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) means, "the economic growth potential that can result from shifts in a population’s age structure.
In other words, it is a boost in economic productivity that occurs when there are growing numbers of people in the workforce relative to the number of dependents.
the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan laid out the. canvas for several sectoral policy changes (Sathar, Royan. basis across the regions. Bloom, . D. Canning and P. Malaney (2000), Population dynamics and economic growth in Asia, Population and.
Barkat-e-Khuda and . POLICYMAKERS and social scientists optimistically discuss the demographic dividend as if the benefits are imminent and within grasp. However, many developing countries, including Bangladesh, will not be able to achieve this economic benefit without appropriate policies and substantial investments in a number of areas.
The demographic dividend is the accelerated economic growth that may result from a decline in a country’s mortality and fertility and the subsequent change in the age structure of the population. With fewer births each year, a country’s young dependent population grows smaller in relation to the working-age population.
Pakistan’s demographics: Possibilities, perils, and prescriptions. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Leslie, D. A. (1993).