Three Demographic Trends to Watch in 2014 and Beyond

The National Journal speaks with demographer William H. Frey, with the Brookings Institution, about the three most meaningful trends that emerged in the U.S. last year, and their significance for the future.
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As the United States continues to emerge from the Great Recession, economic, social and population trends are providing demographers with a window into how the country will grow and change in the years ahead. William H. Frey, a senior fellow with the Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program, looks at three particular data points that are worth paying attention to over the next year, and beyond:

  1. Further evidence of the need for a growing diverse population.
  2. Demographic downsides of the recession continue to linger.
  3. Big-city growth revival continues.
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