CHART OF THE DAY: Dependency Ratios Around The World

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In predicting growth, demographers like to look at a country’s “Dependency Ratio,” a measure of how many old people there are, and how many young working people there are to support them.

Obviously, the more young people there are, relative to old people, the better (theoretically).

chart of the day, dependency rations around the world, july 2011

This chart from Credit Suisse looks at the ratios around the world, and not surprisingly, the G4 are in way worse shape than everyone else.

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