The Slow-Growing Orange, A Demographer's Look at Future Los Angeles,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Both the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, along with the rest of the nation, are undergoing several revolutionary demographic changes that affect the way we form families, distribute ourselves among various regions, and divide our time between work and other activities. The fertility rate is down, half of all marriages may end in divorce, half of all married women work for pay, the population is graying, the average family has all but disappeared, and most major metropolitan areas are losing population to outlying areas--even remote rural areas. These facts are familiar to readers of newspapers and magazines, but people in Los Angeles may be only dimly aware of the curious demographic goings-on there, especially those relating to the matter of sheer growth--the focus of this paper.
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