Institute for Immigration Research

Dependents and Dependency

As baby boomers increasingly retire in the United States, dependence on an immigrant population will likewise increase: immigrants will help replace the declining workforce which funds a pay-as-you-go Social Security system. By using survey data, this study on Dependents and Dependencies analyzes the status of the U.S. native-born and foreign-born workforces. We have two figures below which highlight the working strength of the foreign-born, or see our research brief for a more detailed analysis.


Download the research brief here: Dependency Research Brief


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