(OPINION) Immigrant Labor Holds the Key to Whether Americans Can Age at Home

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the number of people aged 65 or older willexceed 73 million by 2030 and 94 million by 2060. By 2034, this population will outnumber the under-18 population for the first time in history. Many among this growing cohort of people aged 65 and up want to remain in their homes and will have to rely on the fast-dwindling supply of home health care workers to do so. In this decade alone, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for home health care labor to grow at a much faster rate on average than the total job market — and that demand will be satisfied almost entirely by foreign workers.

Joshua Rodriguez, Niskanen Center, February 15, 2022
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