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Momentum Shift: How the Millennial Generation is Reshaping America

The Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Ice cream will be served beginning at 1:45 p.m.

Sponsored by: The Population Association of America

The United States is in the midst of a major demographic shift. In a dozen years the last of the Baby Boomers—which have dominated American society for decades—will reach retirement age; meanwhile the oldest of the so-called Millennials, today’s young adults, will have arrived at middle age. What does the rise of the Millennial generation mean for America?  How will growing ethnic and racial diversity shape American society? What trends are implicated in this momentum shift—namely, how do Millennials’ job prospects, educational achievements, and marital trends compare to previous generations? Join us for a fascinating discussion of the Millennial generation, featuring presentations by two leading researchers in population trends:

  • William Frey, Ph.D., Brookings Institution, author, Diversity Explosion
  • Julia Dowling, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Moderator:  Angela Manso, NALEO:  National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

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