Getting Old on the Border

An Alma de la Casa in Mexico

The US-Mexico border region has long been known as a region with a young and rapidly growing population.  But the border population is aging, a reflection of national trends in both the U.S. and Mexico.  Given population aging we must re-examine most of what we think we might know about border region development, trans-border interaction –including cross-border trade, and regional environmental issues.  The following looks at these population trends and some of the consequences that follow1. Continue reading