06 Jul Elderly baby boomers: with fewer children and more divorce, who will take care of them?
The United States will soon have a historically large population of elderly baby boomers, and a historically small population of younger people to care for them and to generate tax dollars to offset their costs.
The number of Americans 65 and older will more than double to 83.7 million people by 2050, comprising 20 percent of the population, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. The report noted that Pennsylvania, along with Florida, West Virginia and Maine, have the highest proportions of people over 65, with that group comprising more than 15 percent of the population in each state.
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