India Risking Economic Future By Underinvesting In Health, Education: New Study

Mumbai: Poor quality education and the relatively high prevalence of certain diseases amongst the population means India is risking its future economic growth by underinvesting in two key areas import...

33% Teaching Posts Vacant, Indian University Crisis Hits Rankings, Teaching, Research

Mumbai: India is one of the world’s top five economies and the country with the world’s largest working-age population--around 861 million aged between 15 and 64. These data emphasise why educatio...

Wide Gender Pay Gap For Similarly Qualified Indian Women And Men

Mumbai: Women in India earn less than men even if they have the same educational qualifications, data from a recent government report show. In urban areas, a woman with a graduate degree gets pa...

Indians Least Likely To Break Out Of Education, Income Bracket They’re Born Into

Jaipur: Indians are more constrained by the circumstances they are born into than the citizens of five other large developing countries--Brazil, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Nigeria--a World Bank repor...

Why India Is Failing To Educate Its School-Going Children And How That Can Change

India has enrolled more children in secondary schools than ever before, but is failing to teach them what they should be learning, while the most vulnerable are falling further behind the rest, as Ind...

Even India’s Richest States Are Failing to Give Students More Than Basic Literacy

Students in Mumbai and Bangalore – two of India’s wealthiest cities with a combined GDP of $410 billion, larger than that of Norway -- are falling behind in the core areas of maths and language, s...

Weak Emotional Attitudes, Low Parental Aspirations Behind Teenage Dropouts: Andhra Study

Photo credit: Heatheronhertravels.com New Delhi: Secondary school students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, often drop out of school due to weak emotional attitudes and their par...

In Decade To 2015-16, Exposure To Media Fell For Those Who Spent More Years In School

Despite rising literacy, media exposure fell among those who spent more years in school in India, shows an IndiaSpend analysis of the 2005-06 and 2015-16 rounds of the National Family Health Survey (N...

Budget 2018: Falling Education Spending Aggravates India’s Learning Crisis, Wastes Its Demographic Dividend

... Fund cuts, a learning crisis, poor assessment practices and a shortage of teachers -- these factors are weakening India’s demographic dividend, the growth potential a country enjoys when its populat... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Educating Girls Can Reduce India’s Population Spiral

If a girl in India studies for 12 years or more–till the age of 18–she is less likely to have teenage pregnancy, less likely to have shorter interval between children and less likely to ha... Source: National Family Health Survey, 2015-16 Source: National Family Health Survey, 2015-16 *Mean number of children ever born to women aged 40-49... Only 4% of women with 12 years or more of education have teenage pregnancies compared with 8% for all women and 20% for women with no schooling. Child bearing at a very young age is associated with in...