By Peter A. Morrison
This documented briefing describes demographic traits within the usa , considers their social and fiscal implications, and displays at the demanding situations they pose for public coverage.
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A “digital divide” among tomorrow’s young adults is not inevitable. It is a gap that public policy could reduce or eliminate. 14 See C. Richard Neu, Robert H. Anderson, and Tora Kay Bikson’s Sending Your Government a Message: E-Mail Communication Between Citizens and Government (RAND MR-1095-MF, 1999). 31 3. Disparities Tied to Education DB320-32 The third major implication of domestic demographic change involves another set of disparities. These gaps center on education—specifically finishing high school and obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
Having at least a high school degree is now a prerequisite for a job with a future. An earlier racial gap between young blacks and whites has been closed. 15 Only 63 percent of today’s young Hispanics, though, are high school graduates—virtually unchanged from 12 years before. The Hispanic/nonHispanic gap is only partly attributable to an influx of young adult immigrants without much education. This gap exists even among native-born persons. S. Census Bureau, Educational Attainment in the United States: March 2000 (Update), P20-536, Table 1.
S. Census Bureau, “Projections of the Resident Population by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Nativity: Middle Series, 1999–2070,” Table NP-T5, Internet release date January 13, 2000. 20 Joshua R. ” Demography 36 (3), August 1999, pp. 399–407. 38 California: A National “Entry Port” • Absorbs: − 28 percent of all legal foreign immigrants nationwide − Half of all undocumented immigrants • Home to: − One-third of all refugees/asylum seekers − Half of all amnesty applicants DB320-39 Many facets of the nation’s future have already become apparent in California.
A Demographic Perspective on Our Nation's Future (Documented Briefing (Rand Corporation), Db-320-Wfhf Dlpf Rf,) by Peter A. Morrison