California's Demographic Outlook

Implications for Growth Management

by Peter A. Morrison

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Three aspects of California's demographic future have a direct bearing on growth management: (1) increasing numbers, (2) household configuration, and (3) the regional concentration of growth. Drawing on the latest California Department of Finance projections, the author highlights the major features of that future and their significance. The author concludes that in the future, California will have an abundance of people but will need economic growth to finance their needs. The quality of California's future human resources and the productivity of its workforce will largely determine the vitality of the state's future economy.

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