Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mexican Births and the U.S. Population

The Census Bureau reported Monday that what growth the U.S. has in population is due largely to immigration and the birth rate of Mexican women. (See Arizona Republic article.) Together with its earlier projection of population growth (See posting for August 14, 2008.), this report underscores the strategic significance of the growth of the Hispanic population. As non-Hispanic whites age, they will become more dependent on support of a Social Security system that is propped up on the labor of an Hispanic workforce.

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