ERIC Number: ED196852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Beyond the Baby Boom: The Depopulation of America.
Trends toward zero population growth, more elderly drawing social security, racial polarization, changing migratory habits, and two-paycheck families will cause problems in planning educational policy. If present patterns of fertility and migration continue, society in the future may be very different from the present one. Educational policymakers must improve their understanding of demographic analysis in order to benefit from the information it offers. Demographic reporting of trends, including monitoring important data and analyzing what has changed and what these changes mean, can help prod public recognition and political action. (SAS)
Descriptors: Black Population Trends, Declining Enrollment, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Migration Patterns, Older Adults, Population Trends, Social Change, Work Attitudes
World Future Society, The Futurist, 4916 St. Elmo Ave., Washington, DC 20014.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers" (96th Congress, 2nd Session). For related documents, see ED 185 660 and Ed 194 475. Reprinted from "The Futurist," April, 1979.