The high levels of mobility and immigration currently underway in the US, have already made the 2000 Census results obsolete for planning at the State level. Using newly released 2004 population statistics and projections to 2010 and 2030, Bill Frey presents a roadmap for understanding emerging changes in demographically distinct regions of the country. Drawing on three dominant demographic engines: immigration, aging baby boomers, and sharp cost of living disparities between coastal and interior states, Frey discusses their implications for state shifts in minority populations, “brain gains and brain drains” and the simultaneous “aging” and “younging” in different parts of the country.
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Between expats, migrant workers, military personnel, and foreign brides, 1.5 million people—or 3 percent of Korea’s population—are foreign-born. That’s expected to grow to 10 percent by 2030, which is on par with European societies today. This is a huge social change for a society that has been homogeneous in so many ways for hundreds and hundreds of years. [Koreans are taught that they come from a] thousand years of ‘pure’ ancestral bloodlines, common language, customs, and history.