Dependency Ratio: Definition, Calculations & Interpretations


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What does the dependency ratio calculate?

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1. Which of the following represents a 'dependent' in the dependency ratio?

2. How do you calculate the dependency ratio?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will address your understanding of the dependency ratio. Quiz topics will cover areas like what is calculated by this ratio and what a dependent is, in this regard.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Worksheet/quiz goals will help you with the following:

  • How to calculate the dependency ratio
  • What is the dependency ratio used for
  • A specific issue with the dependency ratio

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a problem with the dependency ratio
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the dependency ratio and how it's calculated
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on what the dependency ratio is

Additional Learning

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  • Who dependents might be, in society
  • The significance and interpretations of the dependency ratio
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