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Definition: Age dependency ratio of the young


The ratio of the number of young persons of an age when they are generally economically inactive (either under 15 or under 20 depending on the context) to the number of persons of working age (from 15 to 64 or from 20 to 59 depending on the context). Statistics Explained, a distinct section of the official Eurostat website presenting all statistical topics in an easily understandable way
Eurostat, "Glossary on Demographic Statistics", 2000 Edition