DIA 2016: Chapter 6: Running Out Of Time The Demographics Of Saving (Tables and Figures)

Jun 2016
When it comes to consumption and saving, there are two groups of people: those who produce resources actively in the labor market, and those who depend on what others produce because they are either too young or too old to work. For the world as a whole, the ratio of potential dependents to producers has been declining since 1965—mostly because fertility rates have dropped more quickly than life expectancy has increased.