CaretakerRatio {fmsb}R Documentation

Caretaker Ratio

Description

Caretaker ratio. Defined as the ratio of the aged population who may need care to caretaking females population.

Usage

 CaretakerRatio(PM, PF)

Arguments

PM

The integer vector to give age-specific population from age 0 to more than 80 for males.

PF

The integer vector to give age-specific population from age 0 to more than 80 for females.

Value

CR

Caretaker Ratio.

Author(s)

Minato Nakazawa minato-nakazawa@umin.net http://minato.sip21c.org/

References

Preston SH, Heuveline P, Guillot M (2001) Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

Newell C (1988) Methods and Models in Demography. The Guilford Press, New York.

Rowland DT (2003) Demographic methods and concepts. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford.

Examples

 # Caretaker Ratio in Japan in 2015.  The value 81.72 is much higher than
 # 46 observed in UK in 1990.
 CaretakerRatio(PM=Jpop$M2015, PF=Jpop$F2015)

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