Shrinking California Child Population Signals Major Changes for State

An unprecedented decline in California’s child population, coupled with a tidal wave of Baby Boom retirees, will pose significant challenges for the state’s future prosperity, according to an analysis of census data released today by the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

The growing imbalance between children and retirees means that the economic role of a child born in 2015 will be nearly twice as important as that of a child born in 1985, the report suggests. [cont. – PDF]

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health & USC