The changed complexion of national life which is portended by present trends in population has been discussed frequently by The Journal . 1 All the evidence of probabilities foreshadows a more or less static population or possibly a slight decrease late in this century, with a shift in age groupings resulting in a larger percentage of the total in the older years and a smaller one of children. This prospect, though contrary to an accustomed pattern, need not give rise to alarm. If, for example, the productive age group is considered to be between the ages of 20 and 65, the percentage of the total population between these ages is sure to increase for another ten years at least and will, even in the event of a slight decrease in total population, remain amply sufficient to support the groups of the population which are dependent on account of age. The percentage in the groups dependent by reason of age may not change much: with an increase in the number of elderly dependents a decrease in the number of children who are dependents is likely to occur. From a careful consideration of the probabilities, Burch 2 concludes that serious economic problems are not likely to result from this change in proportion of “youngsters” and “oldsters” and that there is little chance of dependent old people controlling the economic and political situation. Those over the age of 65 can never hope to cast more than a quarter of the total vote of the nation, even if no changes are made to restrict their political influence—a possibility with which one must reckon.

    What is the ideal population for the United States?
    The ideal US population should be maintained at 40-100 million if we want to retain our current standard of living. more
    What state is the biggest welfare state?
    Most Federally Dependent States Rank State Total Score 1 Alaska 93.22 2 Mississippi 84.94 3 Kentucky 79.54 4 West Virginia 78.08 more
    What state pays state workers the most?
    Illinois state Illinois state workers receive the highest wages of any state workers in the country, when adjusted for cost of living. Illinois pays its state workers more than $59,000 a year when adjusted for cost of living, far more than its neighbors and nearly $10,000 more than the national average. more
    Does every state have a state dog?
    Thirteen states of the United States have designated an official state dog breed. Maryland was the first state to name a dog breed as a state symbol, naming the Chesapeake Bay Retriever in 1964. more
    Which state is the unhealthiest state?
    Mississippi 1. Mississippi. Mississippi has consistently been the country's most unhealthy state for several years. While Mississippi has a low drug death rate and low prevalence of excessive drinking, it falls behind in many other categories. more
    What state is the healthiest state?
    Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the U.S., according to the most recent annual ranking from Sharecare, a digital health company, and the Boston University School of Public Health. more
    Which state is called the beautiful state?
    Because it's insanely diverse, charmingly creative, and it has it all – from sun-kissed surf beaches and fascinating cities to picturesque vineyards, rugged mountains, soaring redwood forests, and dramatic deserts – California stands atop of my list as the most beautiful state in the US. more
    What state has the most state troopers?
    Police Officers by State more
    Which state is the Sunshine state?
    Florida List of nicknames of U.S. states more
    Is Washington state a welfare state?
    Indeed, if Washington is a welfare state, it is residents in these mostly rural, mostly Eastern, mostly Republican counties who are the biggest beneficiaries, while taxpayers here in the blue parts of the state are left footing the bill. more
    Can a state invade another state?
    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. more

    Source: jamanetwork.com

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