On Dec. 8, 2015, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program is hosted a full day event that explored how countries can achieve a demographic dividend through empowerment, education, and employment for youth.
Investments in young people are crucial to achieving a demographic dividend. The demographic dividend provides a framework for promoting investments in youth as fertility declines and population age structure changes. Sustained investments in voluntary family planning, health, education, and job growth can help to guide a country towards a demographic dividend.
Some related PRB materials include:
- Harnessing the Demographic Dividend ENGAGE presentation www.prb.org/Multimedia/Video/2013/demographic-dividend-engage.aspx
- Give and Take Across Generations: How Changing Age Structure Can Lead to Economic Growth www.prb.org/Multimedia/Video/2015/national-transfer-accounts.aspx
- Ethiopia’s Key: Young People and the Demographic Dividend www.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2015/ethiopia-demographic-dividend.aspx