PRB Region Feed: Asia/Pacific/Regions/AsiaPacific.aspxLow Wages in India's Manufacturing IndustryIndia is the fourth-largest economy in the world, accounting for 4.6 percent of the world's gross domestic product. Yet India's exports in 2007 were only 1 percent of the world's total. A study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics presents new data on labor costs in the manufacturing industry in India. 07/07/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/indiamanufacturing.aspx324a1c9c-15db-41d4-aad5-a34ed255db6eShotgun Weddings a Sign of the Times in JapanIncreasingly, young Japanese women are dispensing with tradition and getting married after getting pregnant.07/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ShotgunWeddingsaSignoftheTimesinJapan.aspxc0bf6835-11de-494c-a034-357e7dd74f5bWhy Do Older Chinese Face Higher Death Rates in Rural Areas?Chinese adults who are cadres, or public officials who hold responsible or managerial positions in the party and government, had a significantly lower risk of death than other older Chinese. 02/11/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/olderchinese.aspxa2a1ca79-6c0d-4ae5-82c7-33712ec6bd6aCommunity Action Addresses Population Impacts on the EnvironmentA young population age structure, in-migration, and high fertility contribute to rapid population growth in many communities, exerting pressure on local resources. 02/09/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/CommunityActionAddressesPopulationImpactsEnvironment.aspxfa1e7585-345f-4f9e-a429-e8ab790579e5How People in India <i>Really</i> LiveMost houses in India are constructed of mud and have dirt floors and very few households have computers or cars. 12/18/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/howindianslive.aspxc0bc844d-4c52-4c8b-bc7f-1c3b4e43e0e3PRB-Sponsored Journalists Put Family Planning Into Local ContextPopulation Reference Bureau (PRB) supported 18 journalists from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to cover the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Bali, Indonesia. 02/19/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/womens-edition-journalists-icfp.aspxf164a0a5-b36e-4836-bb6b-44185c9c6ef6Subsidized Contraceptives Benefit Disadvantaged WomenRecent research considers the extent to which subsidized contraceptives influence the use of family planning supplies in several developing countries.08/24/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/subsidized-contraception.aspxcdd0615c-ead6-48b2-b588-595d69b04334Philippine Business Leaders Spearhead Drive for Family PlanningRepeated reversals at the national level on the merits, the morals, and the means of family planning have prompted business executives in the Philippines to call for a national campaign on family planning.03/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/PhilippineBusinessLeadersSpearheadDriveforFamilyPlanning.aspx7ad06ec2-8792-4ae7-a759-ae46c675983bWater, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Malnutrition in IndiaIn India, almost 62 million children (48 percent) across all income groups are stunted. 09/23/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/india-sanitation-malnutrition.aspx4b21dc29-dfb9-4221-9a71-e6e92b42a707Improving Safe Childbirth in IndiaWhile maternal and child health in India has improved, the level of delivery in a health facility, which is a major contributor for reducing the maternal mortality ratio, is low.05/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/safe-childbirth-india.aspx3606c18e-8aff-4cdc-a03f-08b0caf7462b