As baby boomers reach retirement age and younger generations struggle to find jobs and build wealth, decisionmakers at all levels are grappling with the implications of sweeping demographic changes. Urban Institute researchers look ahead to anticipate the challenges of a changing population. For example, our models have helped assess the impact of dozens of proposed changes to entitlement programs. Today, we answer such questions as, Will older Americans be able to retire? Is wealth inequality permanently widening the gap between generations and between races? How will cities evolve to meet the needs of young families and more diverse populations? By understanding how people and communities are changing, we are making informed recommendations to better serve them. 

Mapping the Future of America
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Mapping the Future of America