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AGE-DEPENDENCY RATIOS

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Definition:
Age-dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of the population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be “dependent” on the support of others for their daily living – youths and the elderly – to the number of those individuals who are capable of providing such support.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2007, Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators, 2006 edition, OECD, Paris.

Statistical Theme: Social and welfare statistics

Created on Monday, July 23, 2007