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International variation in ageing and economic dependency: a cohort perspective

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Loichinger, Elke; Skirbekk, Vegard

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Abstract "Within this analysis of demographic and economic dependency ratios for 45 countries around the world, we reiterate the importance of age- and gender-specific employment levels as well as their determinants when discussing the economic challenges associated with population ageing. Building upon existing research on economic dependency, we portray and discuss cohort variation in employment and its possible effect on the challenges of population ageing, focusing on the implications of high youth unemployment, the role of changes in female employment and the evolution of retirement patterns across cohorts. The insights from our analysis reaffirm findings elsewhere that younger populations may not be as well off in the light of demographic change as an analysis of their demographic structure alone would suggest and stress the importance of considering the cohort dimension of employment in this discussion." (author's abstract)
Keywords population development; demographic aging; overaging; economic impact; labor force; women's employment; labor market; socioeconomic factors; international comparison; cohort analysis
Classification Population Studies, Sociology of Population
Method empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 121-144
Journal Comparative Population Studies - Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, 41 (2016) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.12765/CPoS-2016-04en
ISSN 1869-8980
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike