Chart: Without Mexican Immigrants, America Would Be A Vast Pasture For Old People

We love proprietary measures.

So this chart from BBVA, showing the ratio of 65-and-up-year-olds to 15-64-year-olds, instantly caught our eye.

BBVA calls it the “old-dependency ratio.”

To the outside observer, without immigrants, it’d look like we all used walkers.

old ratio

Photo: BBVA

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