The 2010 census, which is currently underway, underscores the importance of a state’s population count in allocating federal funds. The past decade has seen widely variable shifts in population, with the South and West gaining shares while the Northeast and Midwest lose.
July 2010, Volume 28, Issue 13
Population Shifts Over Time
Social Security: A Very Big Safety Net
There have not been any serious proposals offered to reduce the size of the Social Security program. A recent analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities seems intended to keep it that way.