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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Washington, D.C. : Population Reference Bureau, 1982
|All Authors / Contributors:||Population Reference Bureau.|
|Description:||51 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.|
|Series Title:||Population bulletin, v. 37, no. 2.|
|Responsibility:||by Population Reference Bureau staff and guest experts.|
Uncertainty over potentially large numbers of immigrapnts complicates projections of future U.S. population size. Currently, the U.S. death rate is at an all-time low. More than half the population now resides in the South and West. Rural areas and small towns grew faster than urban areas in the 1970s for the first time in over a century. Educational attainment is at an all-time high, as is labor force participation, due to increasing employment among women and the baby boom generation's arrival at working ages. The age composition of the population, with the bulge of the baby boom generation surrounded by the older :depression" generation born during the 1930s and the younger "baby bust" generation born since the end of the 1960s, presents special problems for U.S. society.