Population under 15
Population under 15 measures national population under the age of 15 as a percentage of the total population.
Population under 15 and progress
According to The Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy, who collaborate on the Failed States Index, out of the 12 indicators of a failed state, mounting demographic pressures, is the first indicator and it includes:
"Pressures from skewed population distributions, such as a 'youth or age bulge,'" which is measured using data for the percentage of the population under 15.
Population under 15 as percentage of total population data
- ↑ Population Reference Bureau 2010. World Population Data Sheet. http://prb.org/Educators/Resources/Glossary.aspx
- ↑ The Fund for Peace. (2007). Failed States Index Scores 2007. Retrieved November 2, 2010, from The Fund for Peace: http://www.fundforpeace.org/web/content/fsi/fsi_1.htm