All across Latin America and here in the U.S. the Latino population is graying. Here in Texas it doubled between 2000 and 2014. While the aging coincides with the expected baby-boomer generation and therefore a buildup in services in the U.S., across Mexico, where the elderly population nearly doubled, the institutions are not prepared for the impacts to social services and the economy.
A conference taking place in San Antonio this week, will explore Aging in the Americas and how these countries and the U.S. will handle the stresses of this graying.
- Rogelio Sáenz, dean of the college of Public Policy at the University of Texas San Antonio
- Jacqueline Angel, professor of public affairs at the University of Texas Austin