AEI Report: Americans Are Getting Older and Dying Younger

Posted on June 11, 2019 1:15 pm

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A recent paper on American demographics bodes ill for the country’s economic and social health.

The report by Lyman Stone, adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, finds that while the American population is becoming older, life expectancies of working-age people are declining. This trend, in tandem with the straining of the country’s institutions, has serious implications for America’s future.

According to Stone’s analysis, the American population is becoming older as the baby boomer generation enters their senior years. This trend would not be very surprising, but it has been augmented by significant increases in the mortality rate of working-age adults,