An aging America: Old people will outnumber children for the first time in the country's HISTORY
This is an old scare. It treats as permanent trends that may not be permanent. The major cause of the birth dearth among white women would seem to be mainly a delay of birth, not a cessation of birth. Where women once tended to have children in their teens and 20s, it is now often in their 30s. So once all those delayed births start happening, the statistics should look very different.
And an older population is not a total disaster. In some places already the retirement age has risen to 70 and there are laws in place that prevent forced retirement due to age. Many oldsters want to continue working and they are increasingly being allowed to do so.
And, finally, the economy could be rearranged to make do with a proportionately smaller workforce. As any libertarian will tell you, most government work could be dispensed with and the workers thus released could go into more productive occupations
The article below also hints at another interesting process that can be summed up as "Asian mothers often have Caucasian children." That sounds rather mad but the underlying fact is that East Asians and Caucasians tend to get along fine and the result is many Eurasian births. And Eurasians often look indistinguishable from Caucasians. More detail on that here
Adults 65 and older will soon outnumber children for the first time in America's history, it has been revealed.
The US Census Bureau released new projections this year that showed the country's changing - and aging - demographics.
By 2030 all baby boomers will be older than age 65 and one in every five Americans will be retirement age.
The Census Bureau said that deaths will 'rise substantially' between 2020 and 2050, meaning the country's population will naturally grow very slowly.
Projections also revealed that America will become more racially and ethnically diverse, with the country's share of mixed-race children set to double.
The non-Hispanic White-alone population is projected to shrink from 199 million in 2020 to 179 million in 2060.
Meanwhile, the 'Two or More Races' population will be the fastest growing over the next several decades.
I do not know if humans declaring their feelings as truth is a growing trend, but if old people in the present and in the future feel like young people then everything will work out just fine. Certainly feels that way, no need for a model to prove it.ReplyDelete