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Youth Well-Being and Leisure Time: An International Perspective

  • Anju Beniwal
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Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Abstract

It is rightly said that while children are the future of the country, youth are its present. The energy, enthusiasm, dynamism, innovative ideas and creative thinking they possess make the youth population an important asset for any country’s accelerated development. With regard to youth resources, India has a distinct edge over the developed nations, most of which will be facing the burden of a fast-ageing population in the coming decades; India is experiencing a youth bulge. Around the world, young people are proving that leisure represents a prime opportunity not only for individual development but also for contribution and change. How young people spend their leisure time is also linked to pressing threats to their well-being and to issues of globalization and interdependence. Given these interconnections, it is critical leisure be discussed as a context for the development of young people and their participation in the development of community and society. The purpose of this chapter is to examine empirical evidence and describe theoretical perspectives that address under what conditions and how leisure acts are essential for youth opportunities and well-being.

Keywords

Youth Well-being India Community Leisure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anju Beniwal
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyGovernment Meera Girls CollegeUdaipurIndia

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