India By: Alyson MacInnes

1,266,883,598 people live in India.

Ethnic Groups:

Indo-Aryan 72% Dravidian 25% Mongoloid/other 3%


Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%


Hindu 79.8%, Muslim 14.2%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.7%, other and unspecified 2%

Age Structure:

0-14 years: 27.71% (male 186,420,229/female 164,611,755)

15-24 years: 17.99% (male 121,009,850/female 106,916,692)

25-54 years: 40.91% (male 267,203,029/female 251,070,105)

55-64 years: 7.3% (male 46,398,574/female 46,105,489)

65 years and over: 6.09% (male 36,549,003/female 40,598,872)

Population Growth Rate:


Birth Rate:

19.3 births/1,000 population

Death Rate

7.3 deaths/1,000 population

Life Expetancy:

total population: 68.5 years

male: 67.3 years

female: 69.8 years

Drinking Water:


urban: 97.1% of population

rural: 92.6% of population

total: 94.1% of population


urban: 2.9% of population

rural: 7.4% of population

total: 5.9% of population

Obesity in Adults:


country comparison to the world: 184

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:


country comparison to the world: 2

Education expenditures:

3.8% of GDP

country comparison to the world: 134


definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 71.2%

male: 81.3%

female: 60.6%

School life expectancy:

total: 12 years

male: 11 years

female: 12 years

Child labor - children ages 5-14:

total number: 26,965,074

percentage: 12%

This is what kids wear in India. Most families around here don't have that much money. Kids that aren't going to school have a much lower chance to get a good job.

Some parts in India have more money than others. This is a problem because less kids get an opportunity to have a good future, then, India will loose workers, which means less MONEY.

Technology Help

In India, they are normally answering calls from America for "tech support" and they go by American names, and speak our language. They learn everything there is to know about technology and every problem. They take you step by step through anything you may ask them, and they don't even live in our country.

Learning English:

Almost everyone in India knows how to speak English. A lot of people have to learn it in case they want to move here, or because it will give them better job opportunities.

What does any of this have to do with globalization?

It shows how all the countries connect through call centers and technology. They are being paid by other countries so they are also connected by trade/money.


Created with images by Yale Law Library - "India 46 G75t" • MyKlick - "boy indian hindu" • anil bhatt - "Fading orange" • Swami Stream - "Banana Vendor" • Laertes - "Dharavi Slum" • wildxplorer - "Life On The Wire" • Nydegger - "motorcycle drive man" • Nick Kenrick.. - "Rajasthan India" • sarangib - "museum anthropology washer woman" • Devanath - "old man india sadhu" • anil_krantz - "street life-6" • Navaneeth K N - "Hut (explored)" • Ivo62 - "little india singapore shopping" • Navaneeth K N - "Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing ― Mother Teresa (explored)" • Nick Kenrick.. - "Rural India"

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