ERIC Number: ED174500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Domestic Consequences of United States Population Change. Report Prepared by the Select Committee on Population, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Population.
The report, prepared by the Select Committee on Population of the United States House of Representatives, discusses the consequences of the changing age composition and geographical distribution of the population. The committee recommends that the government needs to anticipate these changes in order to develop a policy in response to the problems caused by these changes. The document is presented in four sections. Section I discusses the changing size of the U.S. population, including the impact of the 1945-1960 baby boom and more recent birth slowdown, the falling mortality rate, and immigration changes. Future size projections are discussed, as are the need to set population goals, and economic consequences of population growth. Section II explores the changing age composition of the nation, considering consequences and policy alternatives related to the growth of women in the labor force, effects of boom and bust birth cycles on education, influx of new workers in the labor force, and investigates geographic redistribution, noting a nonmetropolitan revival, shifts from the Northeast and North Central to the West and South, and future movement possibilities. The causes of population distribution are pointed out, as well as consequences and possible responses for areas losing or gaining population. Section IV focuses on the need to plan for population changes and their consequences, emphasizing current policies and other possibilities, and the need for coordinated data collection and analysis at federal, state, and local levels. (CK)
Descriptors: Agencies, Birth Rate, Census Figures, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demography, Education, Futures (of Society), Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Hearings, Immigrants, Labor Force, Migration, Needs, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Population Distribution, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Population.
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