Center Team: Jonathan Streeter
The mission of the Demographics Program is to provide analytical support to the Center’s three divisions and initiate collaborative research and public discourse on the challenges of global and regional population aging. The research and analysis, directed by Senior Research Scholar Adele Hayutin, is designed to facilitate greater understanding of how the demographic changes currently underway affect all aspects of our lives. The Program targets a primary audience of public policy makers, business leaders, and other community leaders to enable them to better navigate the future, avoid negative consequences of demographic changes, and take advantage of opportunities to improve our well-being.
The work is organized geographically as follows:
“In the half century between 1955 and 2005, the fertility rate in the industrialized world dropped from 2.8 to 1.6 births per woman, well below the 2.1 births per woman needed to replace the current population. (The worldwide average dropped from 5 births to 2.7 per woman in the same time period.) By 2030, more than half of all countries are projected to have fertility fall below the replacement rate.”
– Laura L. Carstensen, A Long Bright Future