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Below is a selected list of PRB's recent media coverage. For press inquiries, contact PRB's vice president of Communications and Marketing, Peter Goldstein.


2017

Merkel’s ‘man in Africa’ downbeat on prospects for Africa-EU summit
Günther Nooke, Angela Merkel’s representative to Africa, offered a gloomy prognosis of November’s Africa-EU summit in Abidjan on Tuesday (11 April), saying trade between the continents was “almost irrelevant” and that the African Union required major “institutional reform”.
EURACTIV.com (April 12, 2017)

Childbirth for Women in Their 30s at 50-Year High
Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating U.S. population.
Pew's Stateline (March 20, 2017)

Female Genital Mutilation Declines Among Girls in Some Countries: Report
Fewer young women and girls are undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) than in earlier years, and the practice overall is in decline in some countries, according to a new report.
Newsweek (Feb. 6, 2017)

The practice of female genital mutilation appears to be on the decline in many countries, surveys show
The practice of female genital mutilation appears to be on the decline in a number of countries, according to recent surveys, a sign that years of advocacy work may be paying off.
LA Times (Feb. 5, 2017)

America’s Economic Distress Belt
Income inequality and poverty used to be separate phenomena in America. Today, it’s a different story: More than forty percent of U.S. counties have high rates of both.
CityLab (Jan. 3, 2017)

World Population Data Sheet Coverage

Giving Africa its due
It is true that PRB estimates that Africa’s population will reach a whopping 2.5 billion by 2050. Asia’s will rise to 5.1 billion and Europe’s will fall from 740 million to 728 million. Asia will look gross, but it is already very large and the expected increase is of only (only!) 900 million. It is Africa that will be bounding forward in growth terms – almost doubling its numbers between now and 2050.
The Hindu (Sep 23, 2016)

Striving for Sustainability at 10 Billion: The 2016 World Population Data Sheet
PRB's Jeff Jordan & Peter Goldstein wrote an article highlighting the 2016 World Population Data Sheet for the Wilson Center's New Security Beat blog.
NewSecurityBeat.org (Sep 14, 2016)

Europe Grapples With its Population “Trilemma”
The PRB’s research also tracks health and environment indicators, which help illustrate how the balance between human needs and natural resources is being managed around the world. Noting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, it also examines the needs in the Global South that are causing net-migration from particular countries.
EqualTimes.org (Sep 14, 2016)

Do Pakistanis even want all the babies they end up having?
While Pakistan has not had a census since 1998, the estimated population of the country is 193 million according to the United Nations (UN), making it the sixth most populous country in the world. According to Population Reference Bureau, by 2050, Pakistan will climb to fifth on the list, given its population growth rate.
DAWN (Sep 7, 2016)

Africa’s population set to double by 2050, says new report
Africa’s population will double by 2050, according to a new report from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in Washington – posing serious questions about the sustainabililty of the world’s poorest continent.
EurActiv.com (Aug 26, 2016)

The World’s Population Will Reach 9.9 Billion by 2050, but Can Earth Cope With the Increase?
A new report by the Population Reference Bureau predicts the world’s population could reach 9.9 billion by 2050, which exceeds the current UN predictions suggesting 9.6 billion people.
news.com.au (Aug 26, 2016)

What the World’s Population Will Look Like In 2050: By the Numbers
By 2050, the world’s population will increase by a third—it’s projected to reach 9.9 billion—and India will overtake China as the world's most populous country, according to the Population Reference Bureau.
Newsweek (Aug 25, 2016)

2016

Nudge teens to live healthy to stop epidemic of lifestyle diseases
PRB's Toshiko Kaneda and Reshma Naik are quoted speaking of their report, Addressing Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Among Young People: Asia’s Window of Opportunity to Curb a Growing Epidemic
Hindustan Times (July 21, 2016)

Egypt's population jumps 17 million over last decade: Statistics agency
PRB world population data is cited.
AhramOnline (July 11, 2016)

World Population Day: history, facts and risks of overpopulation
PRB world population data is cited.
The American Bizarre (July 11, 2016)

Perhaps It's Time To Celebrate A Day In Honor Of Caregivers
PRB's fact sheet on Aging in the United States is mentioned on NPR.
NPR (May 8, 2016)

Africa's Population Will Soar Dangerously Unless Women Are More Empowered
John May, Visiting Scholar at PRB, is quoted in Robert Engelman's article.
Scientific American (paywall) (Feb. 1, 2016)

NPR Coverage of Population Bulletin on Aging in the U.S.
PRB's report on aging was covered by Ina Jaffe on NPR's All Things Considered.
NPR (Jan. 18, 2016)

>Income Inequality Will Become More Pronounced As U.S. Ages
Mark Mather, lead author of PRB's Population Bulletin, "Aging in the United States," is quoted in Haya El Nasser's coverage.
AlJazeera America (Jan. 14, 2016)

Visually Lists PRB 2015 World Population Data Visualization As One of 24 Best Interactive Websites of 2015
"This interactive highlights the opportunities and challenges facing women worldwide. It’s a flood of important data, channeled neatly into a series of videos and interactive charts," stated the blog.
Visual.ly (Dec. 10, 2015)