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Dependency rising with fewer workers to support more seniors

Seniors in France are the least supported, Bloomberg study of 178 countries shows

In Japan, where many people work beyond the statutory pensionable age of 65, payments from the government-run pension system account for more than 10 per cent of GDP.


THE world's working-age population is shrinking faster than expected, leaving fewer people to support a growing number of seniors, according to the Bloomberg Sunset Index.

Conventional measures of old-age dependency calculate the ratio of people ages 65 and older with those...

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