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How do changing U.S. demographics influence current or future federal governmental policies?

How do U.S. demographics influence your state’s current or future governmental policies


With the changing U.S demographics in the future, our governmental policies will have to possibly change the way our school systems teach. Having more bilingual educators due to immigration. There is a reported 11 million undocumented people living and working in the United states today, according to Governor Abbott of Austin, Texas.
With the U.S demographics in Georgia population growth, our city alone has recently provided more public transportation to accommodate environmental issues and traffic control.


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Changing demographics influence current and future federal governmental policies more today than they have ever. If you look at the projections done by the U.S Census, the population of people 65 years and older is expected to double between now and 2040. Partly responsible is going to be the retirement of the baby boomers. This is going to result in labor shortages requiring the need for more services in order to support the senior citizens. Along with an increase of senior citizens will be the growth of minority populations and the multigenerational workforce. We are going to have the oldest workforce that we’ve seen yet. Because of the multigenerational workforce, the personnel policies and practices are going to differ drastically from what we have seen in the past. Minorities also are going to be changing as now 37 percent of the U.S. population is considered to consist of minorities and in 2060 minorities are projected to comprise 57 percent of the population in 2060 (U.S Census, 201). With the amount of minorities decreasing I believe we are going to see much more equality occurring within our society as there will be more people fighting for one another’s belief.  

How do changing U.S. demographics influence your state’s current or future governmental policies? According to the US Census, for the first time there will be four generations in the work force: persons born before 1945, the baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), Generation X (born between 1965 and 1978), and generation Y or Millennial born after 1979 (US Census, 2012). Because of this, the demographic changes in the workforce are going to require employers to adjust all of their current policies and practices to the values of the new generations (such as working with multigenerational workers, retirement policies and building awareness as to the surroundings). The United States is not only going to be facing an increasing aging population of Baby Boomers who are all concerned about running out of money before they have to stop working and then somehow live the remainder of their lives in peace, yet then they are going to have to worry about the increasing cost of health care.

According to a study done by Hunter University, between 1990 & 2000, the State’s age 85 and over population has increased by almost 30 percent. This is extremely drastic!So in summary, the aging population is foreign immigration, high levels of domestic in- and out-migration, and the high fertility rates of the State’s expanding ethnic populations are changing New York’s population and is going to continue to do so in the future (Hunter University, 2012). New York State has one of the most diverse multigenerational and multi-cultured increase in family systems. I learned a lot about this in my last Human Services class and because of this, the need for more healthcare individuals is going to increase as well. If we compare our current demographics to years ago, the US is a lot easier on newcomers than they were. Just recently, Obama signed a policy allowing immigrants to obtain identification cards—this is an incredible step from where we were standing just 20 years ago. I believe we are in for some big changes and I just hope I am alive to see them occur! All of the direct and indirect changes are requiring our federal governmental policies to make assessments of the current trends and the development of future projections. Our state's current policies are being forced to make drastic changes because if they don't, the people begin to leave. If the majority of citizens feel as if they aren't being protected by their states government than they will just leave, or they will fight until they obtain their needs. An awareness of these trends and their potential impacts on local government is essential for informed decision-making. Housing and planning needs are getting put into effect by programs such as RUPCO and the Department of Social Services, we have transportation programs being advertised in New York for the aging and those in need. New York is constantly trying to keep up with the forever changing demographic changes and although we may be catching up, I don't think we will ever have it 'just right' in time for the changes occurring. People are aging too quickly, jobs aren't being produced quickly enough, and minimum wage isn't nearly enough to support our new age families. New York state has finally tried to pass a bill to increase minimum wage up to $10.00/hour but even $10.00/hour is not sufficient enough.

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