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Policy Post #118
Editor’s Note ✍️
There has been a lot of chatter going around about India becoming the world’s 3rd largest economy in the next 4-5 years, or “in our next term in office” as the current government likes to emphasise without fail, given general elections are due next year. While this will undoubtedly be a milestone to cherish, India will continue to remain rather poor on a per capita income basis, in the bottom half of global rankings in fact.
This reminds me of an adage about India that often goes around, that in India’s case - “Quantity itself is a quality”. Meaning that while an average Indian would fare rather poorly as compared to their developed world peers when it comes to incomes, no other peer country at similar stages of development would be able to make the kind of commitments, command the heft and take up programs that India would be able to by virtue of our population, how even meagre per-head incomes add up to world’s third largest economic polity and all the options it unlocks for policymakers - be it developmental or geo-strategic.
While that thought offers a glimmer of hope, this week in our newsletter, we bring you an alarming insight into how the world has already crossed seven out of eight climate red lines. You’ll also find an op-ed on newly created districts across states in India and how they fare in terms of governance. There’s our weekly database of fresh Jobs and Internships from the broader world of Public Policy and Governance in India that one can apply to. We bring you a fellowship opportunity with Transform Rural India (TRI) to help young professionals work with public systems. Lastly, we also highlight an exciting new piece of research by Kuviraa, a feminist non-profit on gender differences in adolescent and youth political engagement across India!
With that, we bring to you: Policy Post #118!
- Yash, and Team PPI
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Seven out of eight climate red lines have been crossed. What are these lines? How is the world being affected by this?
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Gender differences in adolescent and youth political engagement across India - Kuviraa and UCLA Department of Social Welfare
👉🏽 Notable differences in political interest and engagement between boys and girls. Over half of the boys surveyed (50.7%) considered themselves politically engaged, compared to less than one-third of the girls surveyed (28.8%)
👉🏽Girls’ political ambitions stagnate, while boys accelerate as boys had higher political interest and engagement as they aged, whereas girls followed the opposite trajectory. Additionally, the report states that adolescent girls are more aware of the difficulty women face in becoming elected officials than the boys in their age group and that boys’ awareness gets lower as they get older.
👉🏽Parents talking about political issues was associated with political interest and behaviours among adolescents.
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