Bangladesh is currently at the third stage of her demographic transition. Bangladesh has been experiencing a rapid change in her population structure due to successes of social policy interventions which have driven down child mortality and high fertility rates and extended life expectancy. Changing population structures likely to have implications on the economy and society mainly via three channels (i)labour supply and labour market; (ii) internal migration and urbanization; and (iii) demand for goods and services – especially for public services including social protection system.
To examine the implications of Bangladesh’s changing demographics on the social protection system.
- To assess changing huge population base of youth and its effect on the social protection system
- How changes in age composition affect the demand side of the SP and whether the supply side provides
- Desk research for literature review
- Qualitative methods
- Empirical approach using micro-econometrics from HIES and BIHS .
- Field survey for gathering first-hand information