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Old-age dependency: Is it really increasing in aging populations?

Tilak Abeysinghe ()

SCAPE Policy Research Working Paper Series from National University of Singapore, Department of Economics, SCAPE

Abstract: To account for economic dependency we propose an adjustment to the old-age dependency ratio based on savings of the elderly. Singapore data highlight that the conventional dependency ratio substantially exaggerates the burden of the elderly.

Keywords: Retiree savings; Birth cohorts; Savings-adjusted old-age dependency ratio JEL Classification: C1; E62; J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 9 pages
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