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National Transfer Accounts - Timor-Leste's Youth Population: A Resource for the Future

Nearly everywhere in the world, fertility levels have declined with economic and social development, and the resulting changes in population age structure have provided a kick-start for economic growth, known as the “demographic dividend”. The dividend period occurs when the number of children needing support goes down relative to the number of workers, while, at the same time, the number of elderly people remains small.