Diversity and the Demographic Dividend: Achieving Educational Equity in an Aging White Society


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The united states is facing a unique moment in its demographic history, for two reasons. First, as the third largest nation in the world, behind prosperous China and India, the United States has a vital resource that gives it a productive advantage over its industrialized peers—namely, people. In contrast with several western European nations that have been coping with the challenges of below-replacement fertility for several years, the United States sees its population continue to grow, albeit slowly, owing to high levels of both immigration and fertility.¹ Population growth replenishes the labor force with new workers, but in today’s...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Price We Pay
Subtitle of host publicationEconomic and Social Consequences of Inadequate Education
EditorsClive R. Belfield, Henry M. Levin
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherBrookings Institution Press
ISBN (Print)9780815708636
StatePublished - 2008


  • Biometrics
  • Dividends
  • Health sciences
  • Demography
  • Economic disciplines
  • Academic education
  • Anthropology
  • Population studies
  • Human populations
  • Immigrant populations
  • Education
  • Persons
  • Ethnic groups
  • Censuses
  • Children
  • Age
  • Asians
  • Economics
  • Human physical characteristics
  • Formal education
  • Biostatistics
  • Academic achievement
  • Population growth
  • Investment returns
  • Social sciences
  • Finance
  • Academic accomplishments
  • Ethnology
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Financial investments
  • Health information
  • Educational attainment
  • Financial economics
  • Health care industry
  • Population dynamics
  • Hispanics


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