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Muslim 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 Niger 105.9% 2013
2 Chad 98.4% 2013
3 Mali 95.1% 2013
4 Somalia 94.4% 2013
5 Afghanistan 91.4% 2013
6 The Gambia 88.9% 2013
7 Burkina Faso 87.6% 2013
8 Nigeria 83.8% 2013
9 Senegal 81.3% 2013
10 Guinea 77.5% 2013
11 Comoros 76.4% 2013
12 Sierra Leone 74.5% 2013
13 Sudan 74.1% 2013
14 Mauritania 70.7% 2013
=15 Iraq 70.6% 2013
=15 Yemen 70.6% 2013
17 Tajikistan 58.9% 2013
18 Syria 57.7% 2013
19 Pakistan 54.7% 2013
20 Jordan 54.5% 2013
21 Djibouti 54.1% 2013
22 Egypt 49.4% 2013
23 Kyrgyzstan 46.4% 2013
24 Bangladesh 46% 2013
25 Libya 44.8% 2013
26 Indonesia 43.8% 2013
27 Maldives 43.3% 2013
=28 Saudi Arabia 42.6% 2013
=28 Uzbekistan 42.6% 2013
30 Turkmenistan 42.2% 2013
31 Morocco 41.5% 2013
32 Algeria 41.1% 2013
33 Turkey 38.3% 2013
=34 Kazakhstan 38.1% 2013
=34 Malaysia 38.1% 2013
36 Brunei 36% 2013
37 Kuwait 34% 2013
38 Iran 33.6% 2013
39 Tunisia 33.3% 2013
40 Oman 31.9% 2013
41 Azerbaijan 30.8% 2013
42 Albania 30.1% 2013
43 Lebanon 29.5% 2013
44 Bahrain 27.3% 2013
45 United Arab Emirates 18.1% 2013
46 Qatar 16% 2013

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