that ended up not being born

English translation: sentence is not well written

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English term or phrase:that ended up not being born
Selected answer:sentence is not well written
Entered by: Nadia Ayoub

11:05 Sep 30, 2011
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Social Sciences - International Org/Dev/Coop
English term or phrase: that ended up not being born
The increase of the number of people in active ages (15-64 years) compared to inactive ages (notably the 0-14 year age group) has been widely publicized as the “demographic bonus”. It has been suggested that this bonus – or dividend or window of opportunity as it is sometimes referred to – explains up to one third of Asia’s economic miracle. In principle, Sub-Saharan Africa could also benefit from a demographic bonus as it enters the next stage of its demographic transition, but for countries to reap this bonus it is equally important the youthful population finds productive and remunerative employment. Furthermore, numerous countries in Africa are confronted by an erosion of their labour force because of the rapid spread of communicable diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS. Critics of the concept of the “demographic bonus” argue that this advantage is nonexistent if one does not have the capacity necessary to absorb the entire economically active population productively. This concern, however, may be exaggerated. The only situation under which the demographic bonus would actually have negative consequences is **if the effective demand created by the population under 15 years that ended up not being born would have been sufficient to employ the population whose absorption into the labour force was complicated by the “bonus”**.

Actually, I need help with the whole last sentence.

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Nadia Ayoub
Egypt
Local time: 12:19
sentence is not well written
Explanation:
I don't see how you can talk about the demand created by theoretical people who were never actually born.

My attempt to rewrite the marked passage:

…if the lack of the effective demand which could hypothetically have been created by persons under fifteen who would otherwise have been born, but were not in fact born, had been sufficient to give employment to that part of the population whose absorption into the labour force was made more difficult by this “bonus”.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:19
Grading comment
Many thanks Jack!
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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
sentence is not well written


Explanation:
I don't see how you can talk about the demand created by theoretical people who were never actually born.

My attempt to rewrite the marked passage:

…if the lack of the effective demand which could hypothetically have been created by persons under fifteen who would otherwise have been born, but were not in fact born, had been sufficient to give employment to that part of the population whose absorption into the labour force was made more difficult by this “bonus”.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:19
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Many thanks Jack!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you Jack, I was finally able to translate it!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jenni Lukac (X): perfect
24 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Charles Davis
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  Tina Vonhof: I think this is it but I still find it hard to wrap my mind around the concept.
3 hrs
  -> Thank you. Me too.

agree  AllegroTrans: Seems like a good correction, but what "international organisation" got away with writing this gobbledegook I wonder? (but I have a shrewd idea...)
12 hrs
  -> Thank you. Maybe it was translated from another language by Googledegook.

agree  Phong Le
12 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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