Demography is destiny, especially if you are in higher education. Consider:
- There are 200,000 fewer children in New England today, compared with 10 years ago—a 6% decline.
- The number of married couples with children has declined by 10% since 2000—and they now account for fewer than one in five New England households.
- The number of single parents has grown by 9% since 2000, but they represent less than one in 10 New England households.
- New England has lost more than a half million residents (570,000) in the prime childbearing age range of 25 to 44 since 2000—a 13% decline.
- The highest growth among New England residents over the next decade will occur among people ages 65 to 74.
- All six New England states are on the list of the nation’s 10 oldest states in terms of median age.
These trends are the focus of a special New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) conference titled: Millennials, Baby Boomers and New England’s Future.
The conference will be held, appropriately, at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester on Friday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 a.m.
For registration, please visit www.neepecon.org. (NEEP will offer nonprofits, government organizations and universities a discounted fee of $99.)