A new global survey finds that Americans are among the least likely to be concerned about retirement security, or to view aging of the population as a major concern.
The 21-nation study by the Pew Research Center concludes there are advantages to U.S. higher rates of immigration: higher population growth and a slower rate of population aging, compared to the rest of the world.
The findings show an increasing economic importance of foreign-born residents in the U.S. as Congress ponders an overhaul of immigration laws. Younger immigrants who arrive in the U.S. typically find jobs and start families.
In all, just 26 percent of Americans said aging in their country is a "major problem." Concern about aging was highest in Asia, at 87 percent in Japan.
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Original headline: As world ages, immigration seen as big boost to US
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