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demographic timebomb

  

      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a predicted shortage of school-leavers and consequently of available workers, caused by an earlier drop in the birth rate, resulting in an older workforce  
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demography  
      n   the scientific study of human populations, esp. with reference to their size, structure, and distribution  
     (C19: from French démographie, from Greek demos the populace; see -graphy)  
  demographer, demographist      n  
   demographic         
  demographical      adj  
  demographically      adv  


demographic timebomb  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a predicted shortage of school-leavers and consequently of available workers, caused by an earlier drop in the birth rate, resulting in an older workforce  

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