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The study of populations and their effects on energy and the environment has become increasingly important to both the private sector and government. RAND demographers—experts in fields such as economics, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, population and migration, and labor markets—conduct multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research and host annual conferences and demography workshops to help solve real-world problems.

  • COVID-19 survivor Irma Gooden celebrates her 100th birthday in Jackson, Georgia, June 16, 2020, photo by Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS/ABACAPRESS.COM via Reuters

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    Humans Are Living Longer, So What Do We Do with All This Extra Time?

    Feb 5, 2021

    Medical and public health improvements over the past century have led to dramatic increases in longevity. New policies may be needed to ensure these extra years become mutually beneficial to all generations.

  • A couple managing their finances using a laptop and calculator, photo by fizkes/Getty Images

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    The Decline of the American Middle Class

    Feb 25, 2021

    Depending on definition, the American middle class has been either receiving less income or shrinking in size since the '70s. The economic effects of the pandemic will likely generate further declines in the middle class and a disproportionate entry into the lower class.

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