PRB Region Feed: Europe/Regions/Europe.aspxPRB Discuss Online: The Well-Being of Older PopulationsMarlene Lee and Toshiko Kaneda, senior research associates at PRB, answered questions from participants about what factors are important to the welfare of the elderly, how to make comparisons across countries, and the lessons learned from cross-national comparisons. 11/16/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionnov2010.aspx6b567b6a-4420-4ecd-9745-b32eb1fa51b7Taking Stock of Reproductive Health and the Media—Interview With Women's Edition Journalists On November 14, five of the 12 participants in PRB's Women’s Edition seminar sat down to discuss reproductive health issues, the impact of the Women’s Edition seminar, and the challenges and opportunities of being a woman journalist in their respective countries.12/09/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/womenseditioninterview.aspxe469d063-0a56-4270-9d14-d7c92a83ad90Age Structure Has Changed Differently Across Regions Between 1970 and 2014Today, the share of global population under age 20 has dropped to about 35 percent, the population between ages 20 and 64 represent 58 percent, and ages 65 and older represent 7 percent.10/16/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-pyramids.aspxe1aa4c9e-9e98-421d-934c-0cbc30e2f6c7Countries Vary in Progress Toward Reducing Still-High Maternal MortalityGlobally, the maternal mortality ratio dropped from 380 deaths to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2013.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-maternal-mortality.aspxd962b3e1-4d00-448a-aacb-7785385026c5Extreme Poverty Rate Falls in Many CountriesGlobally, 1.2 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day, and disproportionately large numbers of them live in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-extreme-poverty.aspxd8d151fd-0716-4f26-8d17-cc58c3996cf0Child Mortality Rates Decline Steadily Across Much of the WorldAcross the globe, many countries have made significant progress in reducing child mortality.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-child-mortality.aspx990222c4-c69c-4c0b-8852-8f966afaed5216 Days of Activism Against Gender ViolenceThe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that symbolically links violence against women and human rights, and emphasizes that such violence is a human rights violation. 11/26/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/16days-gbv-2012.aspx69c7dc59-7ac6-4eca-a3e2-870151b0d17bAsylum-Seeking in Selected OECD CountriesFrom the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, applications for asylum rose sharply in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In response, these countries introduced restrictive measures to limit the number of people from countries that have not signed UN conventions on refugees and human rights. 02/14/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/AsylumSeekinginSelectedOECDCountries.aspx5bc009b5-387f-4eb9-9ea7-5717edc0d316Trends in Life Expectancy in the United States, Denmark, and the Netherlands: Rapid Increase, Stagnation, and ResumptionThis e-newsletter highlights key findings from a National Research Council expert panel that investigated the causes of stagnation in U.S. life expectancy at age 50 and above. 08/10/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/aging-trends.aspxf0b74d75-ed45-44d2-9f81-6a1c91666cbcPoverty in the United States and Other Western CountriesCross-national poverty rates are challenging to calculate. The U.S. has the highest relative poverty rate among developed nations, according to a recent report. 05/10/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/PovertyintheUnitedStatesandOtherWesternCountries.aspxe5fc4400-2989-459d-a7fb-6986831cbeb0