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Generations

People are living and working longer—changing the world

In this edition, we explore the natural outcome of modern advances in science and medicine: People are living longer, bringing us to a new point in human history. In the United States, that means there are now six distinct generations existing side-by-side, each formed by different times and events. This complex interaction offers opportunities and challenges, which our essayists tackle here.

"No matter your age, read along and discover how multiple generations have weathered changes, overcome obstacles, and seized opportunities as they forge their futures."

Rebecca Rimel, President and CEO The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Agenda for America

Resources for federal, state, and local decision-makers

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.