dependency ratio

(noun) “[T]he number of productive working citizens to non-productive (young, disabled, or elderly)” (OpenStax College 2012).

Audio Pronunciation: (de·pen·den·cy ra·tio)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: dependency ratios

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Who Are the Elderly? Aging in Society. Connexions, July 16, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42874/1.5/).

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