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Unique Research Project from Peterson Foundation and Ford Foundation Convenes Authors of 31 New Papers Exploring America’s Most Significant Long-Term Challenges
By 2050, the US will be very different than it is today. Adults aged 65 and over will outnumber children under the age of 18, and our population will be much more racially and ethnically diverse, the young much more so than the old. With those changing demographics as a backdrop, the US 2050 project examines the socioeconomic developments and fiscal choices we make today that will determine standards of living decades from now.
Programs that millions of Americans depend on and care about may be feeling a squeeze from interest costs on our high and rising national debt.
There is a high rate of child poverty in the United States compared to other developed countries.
Child poverty reduced the size of the U.S. economy by an estimated $1 trillion dollars, or 5.4 percent of gross domestic product, in 2015, according to a new study.
Today's young adults are more likely to have student debt than their historical peers.
Today's young adults face higher student debt burdens than their historical peers, even after adjusting for inflation.
Over one-third of American children are covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Young college graduates today are entering the workforce with an unprecedented amount of student debt. How does student debt relate to the economic outlook for younger Americans and the finances of the U.S. government?