PRB Region Feed: Asia/Pacific/Regions/AsiaPacific.aspxMost Women in Afghanistan Justify Domestic ViolenceAcceptance of violence against women in Afghanistan is pervasive, even among women. Overall, 92 percent of women in Afghanistan feel that a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife under certain circumstances. 09/13/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/afghanistan-domestic-violence.aspxa3dc6f40-5d1a-44fc-9c68-4d025fa75d27Australian Fathers' Long Hours Affect Sons More Than DaughtersUp to 20 percent of Australian fathers worked 55 or more hours per week, and were more likely to have young sons with a higher level of aggressive behavior, compared with boys whose dads worked fewer hours, said a new study. 03/06/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/australian-fathers-sons.aspx9c2fe429-c8a5-48c9-a897-fa882392451eNoncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesThis e-newsletter highlights work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others on the patterns and dynamics of noncommunicable diseases among older adults in low- and middle-income countries.08/01/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/noncommunicable-diseases-older-adults.aspx9892ca36-3793-4a58-9b4e-df341a6c5d8eIndonesia Burdened by Population Ills, Political and Social PressuresStill reaping the repercussions of the Asian financial crisis, Indonesia has in recent years struggled with numerous difficulties ranging from social unrest, political instability, and ethnic and sectarian violence to a decline in access to health care and other public services.08/20/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/IndonesiaBurdenedbyPopulationIllsPoliticalandSocialPressures.aspx9748cd4c-0bae-4a28-bdb1-c66eb01847f5Influx of Foreign Workers Masks Growth of Child Population in Northern MarianasThe number of children in the Northern Mariana Islands grew by 49 percent during the 1990s, but children's share in the overall population there declined slightly, as the population grew a whopping 60 percent, mainly due to an influx of foreign workers.01/13/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/InfluxofForeignWorkersMasksGrowthofChildPopulationinNorthernMarianas.aspx90b6ccae-3579-4568-a83a-5e21946d97f3Guam Grew Younger, Poorer During the 1990sWhile the U.S. military presence on Guam declined and tourism revenues fell off, the child population grew at the highest rate since the 1960s, raising the share of children living in poor families.11/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/GuamGrewYoungerPoorerDuringthe1990s.aspx907878f7-a3ba-4168-9463-23d0d4e80d19China’s Economic Reforms Likely to Increase Internal MigrationAn estimated 130 million Chinese were living away from the places they were registered to live in mid-2001. Economic opportunities make it likely this number will increase. 10/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ChinasEconomicReformsLikelytoIncreaseInternalMigration.aspx8d5383d6-8d12-4e71-b8f1-58fcb90eecebClimate Change Predicted to Affect Mortality in Rural India More Than the United StatesMichael Greenstone, 3M professor of environmental economics at MIT, shared his research findings on the mortality impact of rising temperatures in the United States and India at a PRB policy seminar. 11/12/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/climatechangepolicyseminar.aspx84b4abe9-6d71-4933-8afb-d0625182095eChina Has Too Many BachelorsChina's one-child population policy has resulted in a number of unique demographic events and transitions, including an imbalance of the sex ratio at birth. As part of PRB's 2011-2012 Policy Seminar series, Dudley Poston discussed China's fertility control policies.01/06/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/china-census-excess-males.aspx7b27531f-53a9-4446-8752-87fbb3d6555eIndia's Health Slowly ImprovesResults of India's second National Family Health Survey show that progress is being made on many fronts but that, in general, the improvement is painfully slow. 01/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/IndiasHealthSlowlyImproves.aspx7ac79434-40e0-42cf-989d-b2bbc85f8bf0