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Education, jobs can stop population growth(Hindustan Times)

Education, jobs can stop population growth

By Sanchita Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The median age of India’s population will be 29 years in 2020 making it the youngest country in the world. But, when it comes to policy, young people continue to be seen and counted, but not heard.
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Around half India’s population in 24 states have achieved so-called replacement fertility rates of 2.1 children per women, which is the desired family size when the population stops growing.(Getty)
Around half India’s population in 24 states have achieved so-called replacement fertility rates of 2.1 children per women, which is the desired family size when the population stops growing.(Getty)

India’s population grew twice as fast as China’s: UN report

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 08:48 AM IST
The least developed countries recorded the highest population growth, with countries in Africa registering an average of 2.7% a year, said the report, which marks 50 years of the UNFPA being established to support countries to bring down fertility levels.
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Dr Natalia Kanem, executive director, United Nations Population Fund.(HT Photo)
Dr Natalia Kanem, executive director, United Nations Population Fund.(HT Photo)

‘Indian women are more empowered today ’: UNFPA executive director

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 02:03 PM IST
Dr Natalia Kanem, executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says women in India today are much more empowered to take their own decisions about their fertility and with whom, when and how to space their children.
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Sex workers distribute red ribbons, symbol of the fight against AIDS, Mumbai (Representative Photo) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT)
Sex workers distribute red ribbons, symbol of the fight against AIDS, Mumbai (Representative Photo) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT)

Ensure sex workers in India have access to sexual reproductive health services

By Sonal Mehta and Shamnu Rao
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2018 12:02 PM IST
We must ensure that every woman receives SRH services she needs — without being shamed or judged. No country will be fully developed unless all its women are safe and healthy
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