Monday, July 13, 2009

Implications of Demographics Enthrall Residents

The future success of the state of Texas depends on education, according to data presented by Texas State Demographer Karl Eschbach at the Northeast Branch Library on July 7.

Birth rates and migration rates put Texas on a path towards having one of the least educated workforces in the next 20 to 40 years. This was one of the implications inferred from Eschbach's hour-long presentation. Graduation rates already show that Texas imports most of its educated workforce.

Eschbach will post the Powerpoint presentation on the State Data Center's website. There are similar presentations already available on the site, as well as a great aggregation of demographic data, projections, geographic information, and maps created by the Data Center.

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