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Topic - Kristina Ramsey
More than a half-century after the baby boom, echoes shake the nation. The first boomers are now 66, the number of people younger than 45 has declined in most states over the past decade, and the 2011 birthrate was the lowest on record, at nearly half the 1957 rate. The divide between the population needing care and the working adults who do the earning and caring worsens each year.
"They'll rub their silver quarters together for you. They don't tip well," she said of serving pastries to the geriatric.