Population Reference Bureau

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  • Well-Being of U.S. Latino Youth Differs by Ethnic Background

    Latino children, who make up one-fourth of the population under age 18 in the United States, have made progress over the past 10 to 15 years in several key areas of well-being according to a report co-authored by PRB and the National Council of La Raza. However, these children come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin, and there are pronounced differences in the well-being of Latino children with different ethnic or national origins.

  • Maldives' Population Dynamics

    The name of Maldives usually generates images of pristine beaches, marine wonders, and luxurious resorts and, as such, the country epitomizes the ultimate touristic destination. Nowadays, however, the Maldives are also in the news because of climate change and rising sea levels and its fragile environment is threatened by ominous global trends.

  • Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging America

    As Americans live longer and the large baby boom generation reaches old age, the sheer numbers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are expected to rise dramatically. But there is some potentially good news: The share of the population with dementia may have fallen over the past 25 years—likely the result of better brain health related to more schooling and aggressive treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes.