Research Forum: Assessing the Impact of New England's Changing Demographics
Co-sponsored with Northeastern University's School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, this forum featured economic research assessing the impact of New England’s changing demographics.
Over the next 20 years, New England, along with the nation, will undergo a profound demographic shift as the Baby Boom generation moves into their golden years. Many are concerned that this shift will bring with it new challenges for the region in terms of the supply of skilled workers, the adequacy of the housing stock, and the ability to finance state and local services. The goal of this research meeting was to bring together a select group of researchers across New England to focus on how the changing age structure of the population will affect three major areas: the labor market, the housing market, and state and local finances.
Presentations from the forum are available; please click on the presentation title in the agenda below to access individual presentations.
Agenda & Presentations
Coffee and welcome
Demography as Destiny: The Aging of American Households
Dr. Bluestone's presentation
Population Aging and State Pensions in New England
Dr. Woodbury's presentation
Population Aging, Labor Demand, and the Structure of Wages
Dr. Triest's presentation
Impact of Demographic Changes on the Labor Market in New England
Dr. McIntosh's presentation