The State of Population and Development – #PopulationAndDevelopment | A Panel Discussion on Getting Old Before Getting Rich: Are we as a society and a country ready for a fast ageing India?


#IMPRI Center for Human Dignity and Development (CHDD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk series:

The State of Population and Development – #PopulationAndDevelopment

A Panel Discussion on

Getting Old Before Getting Rich:
Are we as a society and a country ready for a fast ageing India?

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: April 13, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


Devender Singh

Devender Singh
Global Studies Programme,
University of Freiburg, Germany;
Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI


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Prof Mala Kapur Shankardass
Sociologist, Gerontologist, Health Social Scientist, International Consultant;
Retired Associate Professor, University of Delhi;
Asia Representative, International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)

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Mathew Cherian
Board Chairperson,
CARE India

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Dr Anagha Tendulkar
Head & Associate Professor,
Department of Sociology,
Sophia College, Mumbai

Venkatesh Sirinivasan

Dr Venkatesh Srinivasan
Public Health and Development Professional;
Previously with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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Prof T. V. Sekher
Professor and Head, Department of Family and Generations, and
Head, Centre for Ageing Studies,
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai

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Authored By:

  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.