Demography is not destiny
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Published by National Academy on an Aging Society in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Baby boom generation -- Retirement -- Economic conditions -- United States.,
  • Social security -- Finance -- Forecasting.,
  • Medicare -- Finance -- Forecasting.,
  • Age distribution (Demography) -- Economic aspects -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Robert B. Friedland, Laura Summer.
ContributionsSummer, Laura., National Academy on an Aging Society (Gerontological Society of America)
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 83 p. ;
Number of Pages83
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18350734M

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Demography Is Not Destiny. It might be true that the GOP’s appeal will remain limited to whites. But it might also be true that the definition of “white” will change. A response to William A. Galston and Elaine C. Kamarck from the left. By Jamelle Bouie from Winter , No. 31 – 8 MIN READ Tagged conservatism Republicans. A new report by the centrist Third Way think tank suggests that demography is not destiny for Democrats after all.   It was demographic destiny.” If anything is clear from all this, it’s that whether or not the subject of Western demographics is considered okay to talk about depends on one’s political.   Somini Sengupta’s Sunday Review article “The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People” addresses the current demographic trends that worry her the most. She writes: At no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided, with old people concentrated in rich countries and the young in not-so-rich countries.

  Demography is a mighty force. It is not quite destiny. This article appeared in the Books & arts section of the print edition under the headline "People power" Reuse this content The Trust Project. The past two centuries have seen an explosion in the world’s population, fueled by advances in healthcare, science, and technology. World population currently stands at around billion, and is projected to hit the 9 billion mark before. Alba shows that neither frame is correct—demographic diversity is not destiny. The Great Demographic Illusion should be required reading for all who wish to understand the future of ethno-racial relations in an ever-changing America."—Jennifer Lee, author of .   Now, Teixeira is out with an important essay titled “Demography Is Not Destiny,” which shows all is not on track with his a phrase evocative of a nomenklatura in charge of.