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failed states Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > From total

DEFINITION: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Pakistan 58% 2008
2 Iraq 57.9% 2008
3 Sudan 56.4% 2008
4 Cote d'Ivoire 56.3% 2008
5 Guinea-Bissau 55.9% 2008
6 Nigeria 55.3% 2008
7 Haiti 54.7% 2008
8 Central African Republic 54.6% 2008
9 Guinea 53.7% 2008
10 Afghanistan 53% 2008
11 Somalia 52.8% 2008
12 Zimbabwe 52.3% 2008
13 Yemen 51.2% 2008
14 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50.4% 2008
15 Chad 50.1% 2008

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