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WHO WILL PAY? : Two Views on How--or Whether--America Can Afford a Rapidly Aging Population

May 25, 1986|DAVID DEVOSS | David DeVoss is a Los Angeles Times Magazine staff writer.

About 25,000 senior citizens will arrive in Anaheim this week for the biennial convention of the 22-million - member American Assn. of Retired Persons, which has started to lobby aggressively for expanded pension and employment opportunities for the nation's elderly. This tougher stance has made the AARP a target for the year-old Americans for Generational Equity, a much smaller group that believes future generations will be impoverished by elderly benefit programs once the baby-boom generation starts to retire. Today's birthrate of 1.85 births per thousand, which demographers characterize as a "baby bust," is about half that of 1957, the baby boom's peak year.

Paul Hewitt

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