Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110984
Authors: 
Spijker, Jeroen
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Vienna Institute of Demography Working Papers 4/2015
Abstract: 
The extent, speed and impact of population ageing have often been exaggerated because standard indicators such as the Old-Age Dependency Ratio or Support Ratio do not take proper account of falling mortality, the changing relationship between age and employment, or (usually) both. Neither do such ratios consider the changing composition in terms of educational attainment, human capital or other population characteristics. Not surprisingly, over the last decade or so demographers have developed alternatives. This paper provides an overview of such alternatives and briefly discusses their utility.
Subjects: 
Ageing
dependency ratio
support ratio
alternative indicators of ageing
life expectancy
employment
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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