What Makes Younger India Anxious In Publish-Covid Life? Survey Says…

A survey-based examine on Indian youth has make clear the preferences of younger residents

New Delhi:

A survey-based examine on Indian youth has make clear the preferences of younger residents when it comes to schooling streams, employment sort, and profession aspirations after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The examine discovered that three out of each 5 children most well-liked a authorities job over a non-public job or enterprise.

It additionally highlighted the issues confronted by youth corresponding to issue paying home lease and the affect on their psychological well being through the pandemic.

The examine was carried out by the Lokniti programme of the Centre for the Research of Growing Societies, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in 18 states.

A complete of 9,316  respondents aged between 15 and 34 years have been a part of the survey carried out final 12 months in November and December. The examine aimed to know completely different facets of the nation in opposition to completely different backdrops of 5 broad areas together with employment, schooling, social ties, way of life preferences, and bodily and psychological well being.

“Since this examine was undertaken after the devastating pandemic, the consequences of the pandemic represent an essential backdrop to the views and life of at the moment’s youth,” an announcement mentioned.

On India’s youth’s choice for the sector of examine, the findings counsel that arts and humanities represent essentially the most studied space. Multiple-third or 35 per cent of the respondents opted for arts, adopted by science (20 per cent), commerce administration (8 per cent) and engineering (5 per cent).


When the examine delved into the employment profile of Indian youth, it discovered that presently about one-fourth or 23 per cent of the respondents have been self-employed. It was adopted by 16 per cent of youth, who have been concerned in professions like docs and engineers.


Farming was third with 15 per cent of respondents selecting it. Though a major proportion was additionally concerned in semi-unskilled (14 per cent) work and expert work (13 per cent), solely 6 per cent have been in authorities jobs – a extremely most well-liked sector for younger individuals.


Within the backdrop of profession aspirations, the findings recommended that the well being sector was the preferred among the many youth with 16 per cent of respondents needing to be concerned in it. Whereas instructing jobs and enterprise have been on the second and fourth place, respectively, authorities jobs occupied sixth place on this section.

The info revealed that the nation’s youth recognized unemployment as the most important concern of India.