Policy Essays

Interpretations of research for the benefit of policy makers and mainstream audiences, these essays are relatively short "demographic narratives" that build off detailed studies available on the PopDynamics website.

California Futures: New Narratives for a Changing Society

by Dowell Myers, July 2012

 > Boom: A Journal of California article (pdf)

Is Prop 13 Behind the Times? The Housing Market Assumptions of 1978 Don't Work in 2012

by Dowell Myers, July 15, 2012

 > Sacramento Bee op-ed

California's Demographic Challenge

by Dowell Myers, July 22, 2012

  > Los Angeles Times op-ed

We're Still Here, Still Golden
Don't Believe the Tales of Gloom. Californians aren't Fleeing.

by Dowell Myers, May 2012

 > Zocalo Public Square Nexus article

The Next Immigration Challenge

by Dowell Myers, January 11, 2012

 > New York Times op-ed

Housing Market Links Older Whites, Young Latinos

by Dowell Myers, July 31, 2011

 > Sacramento Bee op-ed (pdf)