Research Report Children and Youth in an Aging America
Mapping America’s Futures, Brief 3
Nan Marie Astone, Allison Stolte, Steven Martin, Kaitlin Franks, H. Elizabeth Peters, Rolf Pendall, Austin Nichols
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Across the United States, both the elder population—those older than 64—and the younger population—those younger than 20—will grow over the next 15 years. The growth of the elder population is ubiquitous, and the growth of the younger population is more geographically variable. We consider the implications of this growth for generational balance across the United States, using an average scenario of America’s future. Areas with growing populations will need to invest resources in a young population growing apace and an elder population growing faster than the overall population.
Research Areas Children and youth Aging and retirement
Tags Economic well-being Kids in context Retirement policy Youth development
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population