Maestas, Mullen, Powell say older voters tend to oppose economic reforms that would counter costs associated with aging population
NIA Aging Centers News Reference
RAND's Nicole Maestas, Kathleen Mullen, and David Powell find that, although the increasing fraction of Americans over the age of 65 is affecting America's economy - with the GDP expected to slow by 1.8 percentage points over this and the next decades - older Americans are likely to vote against reforms that would ease the financial burden placed on younger generations by this population shift.
"Political polarisation has grown most among the old" - The Economist. 4/20/2017.