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A new DRI Trendlines examines the demographics of three major Asian powers and how key variables paint a complicated and, for the most part, pessimistic picture.
The following is an excerpt from the latest DRI trendlines “The Long Shadow of Demography: Population and Prosperity in China, India and Japan”. Access the full report here.
This chapter examines how the populations of China, India, and Japan are changing, looking at median age, labor force, gender, and dependency ratios, among other variables, and how they are likely to change. over the century.
To begin with, median ages are increasing in all three countries.
About a third of Japan’s population is currently over 65.
At the turn of this century, Japan will have the highest number of women per 100 men, exceeding not only the corresponding figures for China and India, but also the figure projected for Asia as a whole.
Old (65+) and young (0-14) dependency ratios are defined as the ratios of citizens 65+ and under 14, respectively, to the total population of retirement age. working (15 to 64 years old).
By 2050, India will be ahead of China and Japan in terms of working age population and median age.
The above was an excerpt from the latest DRI Trendlines “The Long Shadow of Demography: Population and Prosperity in China, India and Japan”. Access the full report here.