Every Child Counts

Who knew the most fascinating presentation at a conference I attended recently would be from a demographer?

Dowell Meyers, a professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, presented demographic data and projections that dispelled many assumptions about California’s population and made a strong case for why investing in our children is more important than ever before.

Here are some highlights:

California’s population is declining, especially its child population.

Former projections estimated that the state would reach 50 million residents by 2032.  The new projection is now 17 years later – 2049.

Microsoft PowerPoint - Myers_2013_3.9.13.CABudgetPresentation

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