Talking ’bout the next generation: Webcast to look at millennials and population growth

Susan Heavey

About Susan Heavey

Susan Heavey, (@susanheavey) a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, is AHCJ’s topic leader on social determinants of health and curates related material at healthjournalism.org. She welcomes questions and suggestions on resources and tip sheets at determinants@healthjournalism.org.

Update: This webcast has been postponed. We will update with a new date and time ASAP.

OK, I just realized the title for this blog post surely marks me as not a millennial.

But a growing body of research has been looking at this core group of young U.S. adults and their behavior when it comes to birthrates and other health-related issues as well as what that may mean for the nation’s future population.

Join me on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 3:30 p.m. EDT for an AHCJ webcast with researchers from the Urban Institute to discuss shifting U.S. demographics and their most recent analysis of people living in the United States plus upcoming research on socioeconomics and contraception access. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 83.1 million people who were born between 1982 and 2000, representing more than 25 percent of the country’s population.

Researchers at the think tank earlier this year released findings that showed women in their 20s had fewer babies amid the soft economy than those in previous decades. Other recent studies also found regional variances among marriages rates for so-called Millennials as well as an increase in fertility treatments among women in their 30s.

Come join us to talk about what all the data on this generation means, what the health implications are, and where some good story ideas may lie.

Click here for more details on this members-only event. Not an AHCJ member? Join us.

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