Posts Tagged ‘old age dependency ratio’

  • everyday economics and the birth rate

    Which Countries Want You to Have a Baby?

    Apr 20, 14 • 1289 Views • No Comments

    It is a recipe for demographic disaster when you have too many old people and not enough babies. The problem is the size of the working age population. When countries like the US are affluent enough to provide support to the aged, transfer payments are funded...  [read more]

  • Aging Populations

    Apr 30, 12 • 450 Views • No Comments

    Just remember 4-2-1-whenever you think of Chinese demographics. 4 refers to 2 grandmas and 2 grandpas, 2 is their adult children and 1 is the next generation. The social fabric of China is shifting. In rural areas, the elderly population is growing as the...  [read more]