India Fights Population Boom With Cash Payments To Couples Who Delay Babies

10/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JIM YARDLEY New York Times

...If youth is India's advantage, the sheer size of its population poses looming pressures on resources and presents an enormous challenge for an already inefficient government to expand schooling and other services. In coming decades, India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous nation, and the critical uncertainty is just how populous it will be.

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