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Christian countries Compared by People > Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Dependency ratios, which dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Uganda 98.4% 2013
2 Angola 94.8% 2013
3 Zambia 91.8% 2013
4 East Timor 89.9% 2013
5 Mozambique 88.4% 2013
6 Malawi 87.9% 2013
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo 86.4% 2013
8 Tanzania 86.3% 2013
9 Burundi 84% 2013
10 Nigeria 83.8% 2013
11 Cameroon 79.8% 2013
12 Liberia 79.3% 2013
13 Ethiopia 79.2% 2013
14 Eritrea 79.1% 2013
15 Rwanda 78.5% 2013
16 South Sudan 77.4% 2013
17 Kenya 76.6% 2013
18 Guatemala 73.5% 2013
19 Central African Republic 70.7% 2013
20 Zimbabwe 69.6% 2013
21 Gabon 68.3% 2013
22 Equatorial Guinea 66.6% 2013
23 Ghana 66.2% 2013
24 Tonga 65.4% 2013
25 Swaziland 64.4% 2013
26 Papua New Guinea 64.3% 2013
27 Lesotho 61.2% 2013
=28 Guyana 59.6% 2013
=28 Namibia 59.6% 2013
30 Honduras 58.4% 2013
31 Bolivia 57.9% 2013
32 Haiti 57.8% 2013
33 Federated States of Micronesia 57.7% 2013
34 Philippines 55.1% 2013
35 Belize 54.5% 2013
36 Botswana 53.3% 2013
37 Nicaragua 52.5% 2013
38 Paraguay 52.2% 2013
=39 Dominican Republic 47.6% 2013
=39 El Salvador 47.6% 2013
41 Ecuador 47.2% 2013
42 South Africa 45.4% 2013
43 Cape Verde 45.3% 2013
44 Peru 44.4% 2013
=45 Panama 43.9% 2013
=45 Fiji 43.9% 2013
=47 Venezuela 43.7% 2013
=47 Mexico 43.7% 2013
49 Colombia 41.9% 2013
50 Jamaica 41.8% 2013
51 Suriname 41.5% 2013
52 Grenada 40.5% 2013
53 Kazakhstan 38.1% 2013
54 Argentina 37.4% 2013
55 Antigua and Barbuda 36.7% 2013
56 Brazil 35.2% 2013
57 Uruguay 34.1% 2013
58 Costa Rica 33.9% 2013
59 Ireland 32.6% 2013
60 Seychelles 31.6% 2013
61 Iceland 31.1% 2013
62 New Zealand 30.7% 2013
63 Chile 30.6% 2013
64 The Bahamas 30% 2013
65 Trinidad and Tobago 29.6% 2013
66 United States 29.4% 2013
67 Puerto Rico 29.3% 2013
68 Armenia 29.2% 2013
69 Australia 28.6% 2013
=70 France 28.5% 2013
=70 Norway 28.5% 2013
72 Aruba 28% 2013
73 Montenegro 27.5% 2013
74 Denmark 27.2% 2013
75 United Kingdom 27.1% 2013
76 Barbados 26.9% 2013
77 Sweden 26.5% 2013
78 Georgia 26.4% 2013
79 Belgium 26.1% 2013
80 Netherlands 25.9% 2013
81 Luxembourg 25.7% 2013
82 Finland 25.5% 2013
=83 Canada 24% 2013
=83 Cyprus 24% 2013
85 Republic of Macedonia 23.5% 2013
86 Serbia 23.4% 2013
=87 Moldova 23% 2013
=87 Spain 23% 2013
=87 Cuba 23% 2013
90 Bosnia and Herzegovina 22.9% 2013
=91 Greece 22.3% 2013
=91 Latvia 22.3% 2013
=91 Croatia 22.3% 2013
=94 Portugal 22.2% 2013
=94 Russia 22.2% 2013
96 Lithuania 22% 2013
97 Switzerland 21.9% 2013
98 Italy 21.7% 2013
=99 Romania 21.6% 2013
=99 Austria 21.6% 2013
=99 Belarus 21.6% 2013
102 Hungary 21.5% 2013
103 Malta 21.3% 2013
104 Poland 21.2% 2013
=105 Slovakia 20.9% 2013
=105 Slovenia 20.9% 2013
107 Ukraine 20.5% 2013
108 Bulgaria 20.4% 2013
109 Germany 19.9% 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Christian-countries/People/Dependency-ratios/Youth-dependency-ratio

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