Projections by the US Census Bureau show that by 2035, older adults will outnumber children for the first time in American history.
The stats are largely attributed to lower birth rates, immigration rates, and aging of the baby boomer generation.
We project three-and-a-half working-age adults for every older person eligible for Social Security by 2020.
Because of its immigration rates, America’s population is still expected to grow.
These numbers are problematic for the sustainability of Social Security, as Social Security’s Office of Policy acknowledges.