Peter G. Peterson Foundation US 2050 Spring Conference

March 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:15 pm


Liaison, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Event Organizer

Peter G. Peterson Foundation

About the Conference

By 2050, the US will be very different than it is today. Adults aged 65 and over will outnumber children under the age of 18, and our population will be much more racially and ethnically diverse, the young much more so than the old. With those changing demographics as a backdrop, the US 2050 project examines the socioeconomic developments and fiscal choices we make today that will determine standards of living decades from now.

Please join US 2050 in a conversation with scholars and policy experts that will be anchored by the insights and conclusions from the project’s 31 commissioned papers, which touch on a wide variety of topics related to our nation’s future.

Featured Faculty

Dr. Ronald Mincy will present his paper, Growth and Composition of Vulnerable Nonresident Fatherhood, co-authored with CSSW PhD candidate Hyunjoon Um.

This study looks at the number and composition of vulnerable nonresident fathers who have limited ability to pay their child support obligations. Using a representative state’s policies, it provides rough predictions of how many nonresident fathers would have negative income after meeting their full child support obligations, their own basic needs and tax obligations. It also describes the demographic composition of these vulnerable fathers.

US 2050, an initiative of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Ford Foundation, examines and analyzes the multiple demographic, socioeconomic, and fiscal trends that will shape the nation in the decades ahead. Engaging leading scholars in the areas of demographics, poverty, 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.