What the Future Holds

Ongoing demographic, social, and economic change will affect how well future retirees live and the cost to younger generations of supporting them. The charts on the following pages highlight some of the most important trends.

The US Population Is Aging

Including figures on
  • number of older americans,
  • age distribution of the population,
  • number of workers per social security beneficiary,
  • total fertility rate by race,
  • life expectancy at birth, and
  • remaining years of life expectance at age 62.

The Older Population Is Changing

INCLUDING FIGURES ON

  • race and ethnic distribution,
  • marital status, and
  • educational attainment.

Work and Earnings Are Changing

INCLUDING FIGURES ON

  • labor force participation, and
  • earnings.

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