The ratio of workers to pensioners, known as the support (or dependency) ratio, is worst in Bosnia and Herzegovina in comparison to other countries in the area of former Yugoslavia.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, on average there are only 1.13 workers per pensioner. Croatia follows with a ratio of 1.23 workers per pensioner. In Slovenia, 1.27 workers work for one pensioner, Serbia’s ratio is 1.46 to 1, and Macedonia fares best with a ratio of 1.76 to 1.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s authorities are concerned by an increase in the number of pension recipients while the number of workers, that is pension contribution payers, keeps falling.