Maine's aging population: A survey of potential economic implications

July 1, 2007

The phenomenon of Maine’s aging population is often wondered about, but seldom thoroughly investigated. As the impending demographic change approaches, it becomes increasingly important to identify potential implications for Maine’s economy. On a broad scale, this report represents an integrated collection of the research that various academic scholars and policymakers have already done on the issue of population aging, both in the U.S. and Maine. It does not offer any new analysis, but rather serves to catalogue the ideas people have already begun thinking about in the hope that it will aid others to recognize areas that will require additional attention as Maine prepares to age successfully.

The phenomenon of Maine’s aging population is often wondered about, but seldom thoroughly investigated. As the impending demographic change approaches, it becomes increasingly important to identify potential implications for Maine’s economy. On a broad scale, this report represents an integrated collection of the research that various academic scholars and policymakers have already done on the issue of population aging, both in the U.S. and Maine. It does not offer any new analysis, but rather serves to catalogue the ideas people have already begun thinking about in the hope that it will aid others to recognize areas that will require additional attention as Maine prepares to age successfully.

Supporting documents

Maine's Aging Population - A Survey of Potential Economic Implications (PDF)