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NPG’s Forum Series features original research and analysis on U.S. population issues and policy from some of the most prominent writers in the population field. This page features only our most recent Forum papers.

The Impact of Immigrant Children on American’s Public Schools

All Students Lose in Overcrowded Classrooms Taught by Overworked Teachers. As a nation we have witnessed outrage after outrage during the past 15-20 years as our once-workable immigration system has fallen apart. Today’s headlines constantly carry reports on the ongoing problems related to the estimated 12 million+ illegal immigrants living in the United States. The list includes better protecting our nation’s southern border, soaring costs of billion dollar entitlement programs, increasing pressure to grant citizenship to undocumented residents[…]

How Millennials Are Slowing U.S. Population Growth and Enhancing Sustainability

They are stressed out. Afraid to take risks. The cheapest generation of Americans, say some, preferring to rent rather than buy, share rather than own, and yet complete spendthrifts when it comes to procuring the latest and greatest cell phones, i-pads, and other digital technologies. They marry later, have less income, and fewer children, than prior generations did at similar stages of life. And, in late 2015, millennials passed Baby-Boomers […]

Resurgent Pro-Natalism in the Trump Administration

Historically, the primary determinant of U.S. population size has been fertility – a topic associated with some of the most polarizing issues in American politics, now particularly health care policy. While net foreign immigration will soon replace fertility as the primary source of U. S. growth, shockingly high fertility rates in major sending regions (such as Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Asia) are significant drivers of immigration. Therefore, to[…]


Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version AMERICA’S GROUNDWATER: ARE WE DOING ENOUGH TO SAVE IT? An NPG Forum Paper by Christopher J. Daly SUMMARY “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”                       […]

Collision Course: Infrastructure and U.S. Population Growth

Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version COLLISION COURSE: INFRASTRUCTURE AND U.S. POPULATION GROWTH An NPG Forum Paper American infrastructure faces two enormous challenges. Much of it was built shortly after World War II, so it is outdated and has been allowed to deteriorate. Equally important: the […]

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