What will America look like at mid-century? US 2050 is an initiative of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Ford Foundation to examine and analyze the multiple demographic, socioeconomic, and fiscal trends that will shape the nation in the decades ahead. Engaging leading scholars in multiple disciplines including demographics, poverty studies, labor economics, macroeconomics, political science, and sociology, US 2050 will create a comprehensive view of our economic and fiscal future — and the implications for the social and financial well-being of Americans.
2017 Call for Proposals: Research Topics and Questions
Economists, political scientists, sociologists, demographers and other scholars are invited to submit proposals for US 2050. In its broadest form, our main question is this:
How do the changing demographics of America – including aging, race, ethnicity, and other factors – affect the future fiscal and economic health of the nation, and what are the best policies to prepare for and respond to the challenges and opportunities that this future presents?
Successful proposals will go beneath the national median and aggregate trends to examine differences and similarities of sub-groups in the population and examine how our changing demographics intersect with our changing economy.