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Evaluate the impact of demographic transition on the lives of women and the need for gender-responsive policies and interventions.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

3. Evaluate the impact of demographic transition on the lives of women and the need for gender-responsive policies and interventions. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article highlights the link between demographic transition and women’s lives, emphasizing the need for gender-responsive policies.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the impact of demographic transition on women, assess the challenges and opportunities, and emphasize the importance of empowering women for sustainable development.

Directive word: 

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Introduce the concept of demographic transition.

Body:

Frist, write about the impact of demographic transition on women – changing population dynamics, such as declining fertility rates, increasing life expectancy, and urbanization, influence women’s roles, opportunities, and challenges.

Next, write about challenges and opportunities arising from demographic changes – migration patterns, and urbanization can create both positive and negative outcomes for women.

Next, Suggest the need for gender-responsive policies and interventions to overcome above negative outcomes.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.