The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

Question

Why is the dependency ratio still high in our country?

Answer

(i) India is a land of villages. Majority of Indian population lives in the villages even today. Here we see mostly the joint family system in vogue. Owing to this system, most of the members of the family do not try to earn and depend in the earning of the head of the family.

(ii) There is over population in our country. Owing to this, unemployment problem is at climax here and unemployed people tend to depend on one or the other people in the society/family.

(iii) Lack of knowledge or deliberate skip from family planning methods is one of the main reasons for dependence in our country. Large families depend on the income of a few earning members.

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