Fertility in the US has long been falling. A half-century ago in 1970, the average woman was having 2.39 children over her entire life-span.
In 1920 – a full century ago – the rate was at 3.17. Earliest available data from 1800 puts the rate at 7.04.
The Census Bureau predicts there will be 94.7million Americans over the age of 65 by 2060, accounting for 23 percent of the nation’s population. In 2020, the most recent Census, 56million Americans were over 65 – accounting for just 17 percent of the population.
A half-century ago in 1970, seniors made up around 10 percent of the US population.
This puts an excess burden on social programs like Medicare and Social Security, as this portion of the population pulls away its resources but does not pay into them.
Author(s): MANSUR SHAHEEN DEPUTY HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
The YouTube streamer known as Roaring Kitty, who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop Corp , will testify before a House panel on Thursday alongside top hedge fund managers.
The House Financial Services Committee is examining how a flood of retail trading drove GameStop and other shares to extreme highs, squeezing hedge funds like Melvin Capital that had bet against it.
The witness list was announced on Friday by Representative Maxine Waters and includes Keith Gill, who also goes by Roaring Kitty, Robinhood Chief Executive Vlad Tenev, Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin, Melvin CEO Gabriel Plotkin and Reddit CEO Steve Huffman.