The elderly, economic dependency, and local government revenues and expenditures
The relationships among the elderly population, economic conditions relative to the working age population, and local government revenues and expenditures are complex. With Ontario, Canada in 1986 as a case study, these relationships are explored through a series of models. The geographic distribution of the elderly population and its economic dependency are projected to the year 2006. Given the current relationships and the projections, the implications for various levels of government are discussed.