age dependency

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The dependency of people too young or too old to be employed full-time on the contributions of those in full employment. ‘The actual dependency burden is determined not just by the sizes of the various functional age groups, but also by a host of social, cultural, and institutional factors’ (Yap et al. (2005) J. Cross-Cult. Gerontol. 20, 4).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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