5 Demographic Changes in the US Christopher Joseph Wojcicki (Millennials,…
5 Demographic Changes in the US Christopher Joseph Wojcicki
Millennials, young adults born from 1981 to 1996, are the new generation to watch.
Millennial are most racially diverse adult generation in American history: 43% of Millennial's' are nonwhite, the highest share of any generation
I find this fascinating because when you have a diverse community you have multiple perspectives and different cultures that are brought to the table.
Many Millennials are struggling with student debt.
This actually frightens me because I've had many conversations with my mother about college and how expensive college is; In fact, the average student loan debt is $37,172. This frightens me because what if I want to buy a house or get a new vehicle. I would be coming out of college with debt already and then be adding another payment if I wanted to buy a house or a vehicle.
Despite these troubles, Millennial are the most upbeat about their financial future: More than eight-in-ten say they either currently have enough money to lead the lives they want or expect to in the future.
I think this is great and believe that they are prepared because of their parents and the advice they give their children. But I think I wouldn't be able to lead the life I want without a college education.
2019 they will surpass Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) as the largest U.S. adult generation, and they differ significantly from their elders in many ways.
I Feel a problem of overpopulation maybe slowly occurring, but besides this, I think that the upcoming generation will be more understanding towards different types of people, ethnicity, and races.
The world is aging.
The demographic future for the U.S. and the world looks very different than the recent past.
The demographic future for the U.S is changing because as a society we are beginning to accept, change and adapt from our predecessors
Concern is highest in East Asia where large majorities describe aging as a major problem for their countries.
I think this is a major problem in China because with all these people aging and not being able to work; this is going result into a bunch of jobs open to the younger generation that maybe doesn't have enough people to fill all those jobs. According to the UN, China has the worst aging in the world. This will affect the government because the middle income and entrepreneur class are too old and the new young generation is not ready for the workforce. Since they are not ready it will result in a financial strain in Chinas spending and have to re-evaluate their spending.
Growth from 1950 to 2010 was rapid — the global population nearly tripled, and the U.S. population doubled. .
The population of the U.S has doubled because of the baby boom generation; then the baby boom generation had children which increased the population of the U.S tremendously. When it comes to the world population tripling I think this was due to the end of the WWII.
Asia has replaced Latin America (including Mexico) as the biggest source of new immigrants to the U.S.
Asians are now the only major racial or ethnic group whose numbers are rising mainly because of immigration.
I think Asians are the highest in immigration because of all of the problems that Asian people are facing in their homelands. For example countries like China are having problems with air pollution, unsafe food, unsafe drinking, and corruption. Besides, those other countries are suffering from other problems in Asia including unsafe foods and unhealthy water.
African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, their numbers are also growing steadily – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.
I think this is great because this is making the US a more diverse society and brings different cultures to the US
More Mexicans went home than arrived in the U.S. And after rising steadily since 1990, the unauthorized immigrant population has leveled off in recent years, falling to 11.3 million in 2014 from a high of 12.2 million in 2007.
I think people put so much attention towards Mexican people because of how close they are to our borders. Besides that, I think they get so much attention from the media and the president of the US.
The Americn Family is Changing
Two-parent households are on the decline in the U.S., while divorce, remarriage and cohabitation are on the rise.
I find this upsetting due to the fact that children are being affected while going through a divorce and are missing that extra support they need. Besides that I find it great that people are remarrying because it gives the child stability and a better home environment
While nearly half of two-parent households have a mom and dad who both work full time, 51% of Americans say children are better off with a mother at home.
I don't fully agree with this because just as breadwinner moms are changing the role so are men as well.
After decades of declining marriage rates, the share of American adults who have never been married is at an historic high.
I find this fasniating because l know some people won't get married because of how expensive paying taxes are. Especially if you have children too.
The share of Americans who live in middle class households is shrinking
Most Americans say the government doesn’t do enough to help the middle class, and neither political party is widely viewed as a champion for middle-class interests.
I agree with this because in my opinion, the Democrats like to care for the lower class and the Republicans like to care for the upper class. Besides this when it comes to paying taxes the middle class gets hit the worst.
The share of U.S. adults living in middle-income households fell to 50% in 2015, after more than four decades in which those households served as the nation’s economic majority.
I find this a serious problem that hits close to home because not only do I myself Identify as middle/upper middle class but I consider the middle class to be the backbone of the workforce and the country.
And the financial gaps between middle- and upper-income Americans have widened, with upper-income households holding 49% of U.S. aggregate household income (up from 29% in 1970) and seven times as much wealth as middle-income households (up from three times as much in 1983).
I think that is great that many people have moved into the upper income because that means that people are becoming more wealthy, but I find it bad that people are moving into lower income because that means that they are close to not being able to make ends meet. I dislike this because now it's starting to become like either your poor or your rich and I think that, that is unfair because people work hard to make money and feed there families and shouldn't be identified as poor if they live in a certain area or they are doing below the average but making through life.