India

Population

The nation of India has the second largest population in the world with a staggering estimate of 1,189,172,906 citizens residing within its expansive borders. The population growth rate is 1.344%, annually. Statistically, the average Indian family has 3.1 children. 27.8% of Indians live in urban areas. The urbanization of the country is changing at an annual rate of 2.4%.

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy for an Indian is 61 years. Though the infant mortality rate of the nation has been decreasing at a steady pace since the 1960's, the current statistic is that 50.3 out of every 1000 children die during infancy. 65.6 of every 1000 children born in India do not survive to the age of 5. One of the major health risks within India, is lack of access to clean drinking water. Complications caused by drinking from unsanitary water supplies kill roughly 1,600 Indians per day. 44% of children in India are considered to be malnourished.

Marriage and Birth

Marriage is a right of passage which occurs early in the lives of Indian women. 5% of girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are married and 82% of women between 20 and 24 are legally bound to husbands. The age difference between the average Indian couple is 6.1 years. Though the average age of first time mothers in India was unavailable, the fact of early marriages for young women reflects a cultural pressure to also conceive at a young age. 1 in 6 of the women around the world who die due to pregnancy complications each year is a citizen of India.

Education

Only slightly more than half (54.6%) of the women currently living in India are literate. 70% of Indian girls attend primary school, as apposed to 85% of boys. By secondary school, the enrollments drop for both sexes and equal 56% of girls and 64% of boys. Tertiary school enrollment statistics are even lower, with an enrollment of 11% of girls and 15% of boys.

Wealth

According to the World Bank, the purchasing power (or PPP) of the large nation is $3.79 billion per year. The nominal Gross National Product (GNP) is and estimated $1.38 trillion annually. 27% of women from rural regions are counted among the national workforce. Only 9% of Urban women work for a living. Indian women involved in the workforce primarily work in agricultural or cultivation positions. Beyond agriculture, many Indian women are employed in trade or household industry work. Women in India also represent 11% of all CEOs. As a whole, 23% of the workforce population of India is female. In the past, the constitution of India had reserved ⅓ of village council positions to be filled by women. Due to recent changes, that number has been increased and village councils must now be comprised of equal halves of men and women. Projections have determined that this ration will increase the number of formerly underpowered, poor, rural women in politics to 1.5million.

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