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Unformatted text preview: • The birth rate is low, hence the low base, and there are more adults than children. The population is decreasing. The Dependency Ratio • This is the ratio between the non-working population (children and aged) and the workers (adults). • It is lowest in regressive populations and highest in progressive populations. • It is calculated using the formula (children + aged)/Adults) * 100 • In developed countries, the DRs range from 50-70. In most developing countries the DRs are over 100 The Old Age Index • This is the proportion of aged to adults. • It is calculated using the formula: (aged)/(adults) * 100...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEA GEA2000 taught by Professor Wong,faith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09