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This infographic summarizes some of the many different areas of family life that research on the Matlab program in Bangladesh showed were affected by a couple's family planning use.
Using Trendalyzer, this PRB ENGAGE Snapshot examines how fertility and income have changed in Bangladesh, and highlights the role of family planning. Now online: new infographic.
August 2011: Event
October 2010: Article
Research results from Bangladesh are demonstrating that, in addition to contributing to better health, family planning is an essential component of sustainable development and poverty alleviation.
January 2010: Article
During a PRB Discuss Online, Shareen Joshi, visiting professor at Georgetown University, answered participants' questions about the history and experience of the well-known Matlab project in Bangladesh, and whether it can be a model for other successful programs.
With Jay Gribble, vice president of International Programs at PRB.
June 2009: Report
Family planning is one of the most cost-effective health interventions in the developing world. A new study on Bangladesh provides evidence that long-term investment in an integrated family planning and maternal and child health program contributes to improved economic security for families, households, and communities.
April 2009: Article
The number of Muslims worldwide is projected to grow over the next decade to reach one-quarter of the world's population, largely because of higher fertility among Muslim populations. Yet, it is simplistic to argue that there is a specifically Islamic pattern of fertility due solely to religious influence.
November 2007: Article
Gender differences in mortality and life expectancy vary by country. But in most countries, men live shorter lives than women.
August 2007: Article
In 2005, about 191 million people, or 3 percent of the world's population, were international migrants. Between 1995 and 2000, around 206 million migrants per year moved from less developed to more developed regions.
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