The U.S. population is aging: The ratio of elderly to the working-age population in the United States will roughly double over the next few decades, straining the finances of the U.S. Social Security system and other government programs.
Ron Lee responded to questions about the trends in mortality and aging in the United States, and the implications of population aging on government entitlement programs and the U.S. economy.
Where: http://discuss.prb.org . Questions were submitted in advance and during the discussion.
View a webcast interview with Ron Lee at: www.prb.org/Journalists/Webcasts/2008/mortalityandaging.aspx
When: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, 1-2 p.m. (EST)
Who: Ron Lee, professor of demography and economics at the University of California-Berkeley
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