Understanding population heterogeneity in demographic and human capital dynamics: How does it matter for the future population outlook?

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In a country, age and gender differentials are the two fundamental sources of population heterogeneity considered in almost all demographic analysis. Recently research has demonstrated the importance of educational attainment and place of residence as additional sources of population heterogeneity. Professor Samir K.C. of the Asian Demography Research Center at Shanghai University has present a case study from India on the impacts of these factors on population size and structure.