ERIC Number: ED221452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May-7
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Demographic Changes on Social Programs. Joint Economic Committee, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
The social policy implications of demographic trends are examined, to help policy makers anticipate future needs for services with greater accuracy. Crises such as energy needs and social security financing illustrate the need for greater recognition of the time dimension of public policy. Many of our most difficult problems, if they are to be tractable at all, must be addressed in a long-range setting. There are four major sections to the publication. Section A provides an overview of demographic trends. Examined are general population trends, the family and household formations, and the aging population. Section B analyzes the impact of demography on social programs and examines the budgetary implications of demographic changes. Section C deals with regional aspects of migration, the impact of demographic change on housing and community development, and central city issues. The fourth section discusses the impact of demographic trends and changes on the labor force, educational policy, income maintenance programs, and federal health programs. (RM)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Demography, Educational Policy, Employment Projections, Family Characteristics, Financial Policy, Futures (of Society), Health Programs, Housing, Labor Force, Migration Patterns, Population Trends, Public Policy, Social Planning, Social Services, Trend Analysis, Urban Demography
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
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