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
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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Journal Article: Old-age dependency: is it really increasing in aging populations? (2019)
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