A Demographic Perspective on Our Nation's Future (Documented by Peter A. Morrison

By Peter A. Morrison

This documented briefing describes demographic tendencies within the usa , considers their social and fiscal implications, and displays at the demanding situations they pose for public coverage.

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Morrison’s “Demographic Influences on Latinos’ Political Empowerment: Comparative Local Illustrations,” Population Research and Policy Review 17 (1998), pp. 223–246. 42 Under ethnically based districting, each district is premised on the notion that common interests are linked exclusively to ethnic identity. Such reinforcement of ethnic separatism is controversial. In recent decisions, the Supreme Court has yet to resolve this fundamental issue of public policy. The quandary here is to balance the interests that unify a local community with those that distinguish or divide its members.

Hernandez 3. Brown 3. Martinez 4. Jones 4. Gonzalez • • • • • • 7. Garcia 7. Johnson Source: Acxiom/DataQuick Information Systems. In Los Angeles, new home buyers most often are named Garcia, not Smith . . and Hernandez, not Johnson. 48 DB320-48 Policy Challenges Ahead • Temper competing interests in contexts of ethnic diversity • Nurture human capital for the nation’s scientific enterprise • Reduce structural impediments to individual opportunity DB320-49 In closing, let me highlight the major policy challenges that national demographic changes will pose over the coming decade.

Counting by category, however, obscures the deeper story: the social change accompanying this demographic transformation. Intermarriage is rising, and more Americans can identify themselves as multiracial. 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.

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