Cover: Current Demographic Trends and Federal Policy

Current Demographic Trends and Federal Policy

An Overview

Published 1983

by Peter A. Morrison

Download

Download Free Electronic Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.8 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback22 pages $20.00

Demographic change continually reshapes the nation's political agenda, creating constituencies for new legislation and altering consequences of existing laws. This Note considers several key demographic trends and what they may imply for legislation: the population's reconfiguration into smaller household units, particularly one-parent families and persons living alone; changes in the population's age composition; the shift of married women into paid employment; the changing geographic locations of growth and decline; and the concentration of illegal immigrants in a few jurisdictions. Selected policy implications of these demographic shifts are discussed with reference to employment, health care, education, welfare and social services, and housing.

This report is part of the RAND note series. The note was a product of RAND from 1979 to 1993 that reported other outputs of sponsored research for general distribution.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.