Posts Tagged: Baby Boomers

Economists to Hold Conference at UNH at Manchester on “Millennials, Baby Boomers and New England’s Future”

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 t...

A Labor Market Mismatch in New England

A mismatch is brewing between the supply of skilled workers in New England and the increasing demand for such workers, according to a new report by the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.The study by senior economist Alicia Sasser Modestino shows that, over the next 10 years, New England will face not only a shortfall in the number of workers it needs to pull th...

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

The following is excerpted from “Make Way for Millennials! How Today's Students are Shaping Higher Education Space” by Persis C. Rickes, founder of the Massachusetts-based higher education consulting firm Rickes Associates. The full piece first appeared in Planning for Higher Education, the journal of the Society for College and University Planning at www.scup.org/phe.html. T...