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Type Journal Article - Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing
Title Youth Ageing vs Income-expenditure Imbalance in Iran: A Sociological Appraisal of Youth Ageing and Finance
Volume 13
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 12-21
URL http://www.me-jaa.com/Feb2016/YouthIran.pdf
The article explores the mutual relationship between youth through ageing and their financial status in Tehran
City. The youth, or so to say, age groups 18-29 are socio-economically very vulnerable due to the imbalance
being faced by them as their expenditures are moving ahead of their income. Many young men and women, while
ageing, and in their 20s, are financially dependent on their parents’ income. Such a scenario contributes to youth
vulnerabilities in various ways. The article investigates how creating a balance between income and expenditure
will result in improved and healthy ageing of the youth, not only in Iran, but in other developing countries too.
Iran, with a young population structure of about 33% at age groups 15-29, needs to do more to create secure and
sustainable openings for its youth to bridge the income-expenditure gap. Among other problems contributing to
youth unemployment or underemployment, is marriage delay for both genders. In conducting the research, some
555 youth samples were examined through questionnaires in different districts of Tehran City. The research
is based on the main hypothesis that: “reasonable permanent income determines the propensity to consume”.
Similarly, in the theoretical section of the research, relevant theories were consulted.

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