Dynamics of Youth Population – Impact of Education Expenditure

Joydeep Goswami, Palash Baruah, Rajesh Shukla
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Youth constitutes the largest segment of the Indian population and being the primary productive human resources, the socio-economic development of youth directly linked to the development process. This paper is an attempt to see the various demographic characteristics of the Indian youth population and determine the household expenditure pattern on education and related items using National Sample Survey data for two rounds (1993-94 and 2004-05). Results are presented for individual states separately for rural and urban and also for various socio-economic characteristics such as social groups, household size, level of education, occupation, etc.