“In this brief, [the authors] examine how changes in the age distribution and in population sizes of racial and ethnic groups will affect dimensions of the labor force across geographic regions of the United States. Labor force participants are defined as people ages 15 or older who have or are seeking a job (excluding military or institutionalized people)” (p.1).
“[The authors] focus on projections based on a series in which fertility and mortality continue at recent rates for each age, race, ethnicity, and sex, and migration continues at an average level between higher and lower scenarios. Future participation rates are projected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey 2003–12 age-specific participation rates. Though [the authors] do not explore other scenarios in this brief, changes in the demographic assumptions—particularly about future mortality and migration—will produce different effects from the ones discussed here” (p.2).(Abstractor: Authors)