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Seniors outnumber Children

15 Mar 2018 9:35 AM | Richard Bailey (Administrator)

Here's an interesting clip from an article in the Wall Street Journal: By Paul Overberg and Janet Adamy
Updated March 13, 2018 9:13 p.m. ET

People over 65 years old would outnumber children by 2035, a first in U.S. history, according to updated projections released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday.

The milestone would be the latest marker of the nation’s aging, which has accelerated with baby boomers’ move into their senior years and recessionary effects on births and immigration over the past decade.

The growing elderly population will also put pressure on lawmakers to shift funding toward programs such as Medicare and Social Security, particularly because elderly Americans vote at high rates, said Kenneth M. Johnson, a demographer at the University of New Hampshire.

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