The world's most populous country - International Reports
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The world's most populous country
Elias Marini Schäfer
Blessing or curse?
According to the latest UN report entitled "8 Billion People, Infinite opportunities", which was published in April 2023, India is now the most
most populous country in the world. It has surpassed its geopolitical rival China, whose population in 2022 declined for the first time in six decades, with a birth rate of only 1.24 children per woman. The average Indian is now is now about 10 years younger than his Chinese counterpart. But what are the consequences and implications of India's population increase? Are these effects bound to national borders or do they have international implications? Can we speak of a demographic dividend or rather of a demographic crisis? And what impact does the demographic trend have on the country's rapid economic growth?