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