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    Hi, in class we are doing population pyramids of a more developed country- UK and a less developed country- India. We have these questions to answer:

    1)We class people under 15 as young dependants, for both countries. Do you agree that all of this group will be dependant?

    2)We class those over 65 as being elderly dependants, for both countries, do you agree?

    3)everyone from 15-64 us classed as economically active, is this correct?

    We have to talk about both countries in all of the questions. Please help me a.s.a.p. Thank you.
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    Hi, in class we are doing population pyramids of a more developed country- UK and a less developed country- India. We have these questions to answer:

    1)We class people under 15 as young dependants, for both countries. Do you agree that all of this group will be dependant?

    2)We class those over 65 as being elderly dependants, for both countries, do you agree?

    3)everyone from 15-64 us classed as economically active, is this correct?

    We have to talk about both countries in all of the questions. Please help me a.s.a.p. Thank you.
    Whilst in practical terms I agree that the real dependency classification ought to be different for each country, it actually becomes much too difficult to change things according to the various countries you are looking at.
    Most exam questions would be happy if you prefaced your answer with the proviso that you are taking the standard age-related criteria so that you can compare the two countries. But... that you are aware that variations exist between (and within) these countries and that this can make your conclusions tentative and perhaps only indicative of the dependency patterns in each country. Then make sure that you work out the dependency ratios accurately. The results you get may then allow you to start looking at the Youthful dependency pattern in India compared with UK (ageing population) ie the standard pattern that all examiners want! and after that will be the point at which you may then be able to bring in some other data on age of workforce in parts of India etc which shows a distortion in the figures - in fact you may be able to argue the case for a lower dependency ratio in India despite it having more <15 persons. Similarly for the >65 in Britain with the need for many to work beyond the regulation retirement age since the pension provision is so paltry!Need some facts and figs beyond the population pyramids though to do this in detail. What sort of data have you got beyond the pyramids?
 
 
 
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