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-d7c92a83ad90PRB Discuss Online: PRB's 2010 World Population Data Sheet: Fewer and Fewer Workers to Support Aging Population During a PRB Discuss Online, Carl Haub, PRB senior demographer and author of the World Population Data Sheet, and Linda Jacobsen, vice-president of Domestic Programs at PRB, answered participants' questions about global aging and current population trends. 08/04/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionaug2010.aspxf2cac4bc-b79d-4ab2-9c5a-eb1cc30d2a0cTrends 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-ed45-44d2-9f81-6a1c91666cbcDo Family Policies Work? Evidence From Europe and the United StatesFrances Goldscheider, professor emerita at Brown University and senior scholar at Child Trends discussed policies with positive impact on demographic trends in Europe and in the United States during a PRB policy seminar.03/08/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/familypoliciespolicyseminar.aspxf158f91e-75aa-4c72-b4bf-6836a05f6f91Poverty 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-6986831cbeb0Age 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-0cbc30e2f6c7Birth Rates Rising in Some Low Birth-Rate CountriesBirth rates are rising in a few countries that have had very low total fertility rates (TFRs) in recent years. But the pattern varies greatly among countries, sometimes because of government policies and immigration. PRB continues to track the TFR in low birth-rate countries. 09/14/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/fallingbirthrates.aspxd99a3d73-1fd6-4796-b4e4-ee10ac706a5cCountries 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-cc58c3996cf0