PRB Region Feed: North America/Regions/NorthAmerica.aspxPoverty and Inequality Pervasive in Two-Fifths of U.S. CountiesOver the past two decades, inequality and poverty have both become more pervasive in U.S. counties. PRB’s analysis shows that counties are often doubly disadvantaged—experiencing high levels of inequality in combination with high poverty rates. Orleans Parish, Louisiana, home to the Port of New Orleans (pictured above), is an example of a high-inequality, high-poverty county.11/21/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/Poverty-and-Inequality-US-Counties.aspx89fdecd5-620f-4149-97a0-b301752cea10U.S. Elder Care Is in a Fragile StateWith baby boomers approaching retirement age, the financial difficulties of U.S. nursing homes and their inability to find enough working-age women to fill staff vacancies are especially troubling. But the problem is bigger than demographics. 01/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/USElderCareIsinaFragileState.aspxfec532ff-a756-4633-8f16-310e7718efc5Who Votes in America?As the U.S. presidential election draws closer, the candidates are paying attention to key demographic groups. But which groups are likely to cast votes in the presidential election? (Note: This article was written prior to the 2000 presidential election.) 10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/WhoVotesinAmerica.aspx65d2508a-8845-4adc-9115-b0ab3f9be946PRB Data Analysis of FGM/C in U.S. Covered in New York TimesPRB's data analysis of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) was covered in a May 22, 2015, New York Times article, "FGM: A Modern-Day Scourge in the United States."05/27/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-fgmc-nytimes.aspx152b6dee-acb3-4f1c-83f3-08cec3575d60The U.S. Birth Rate Falls FurtherThe U.S. total fertility rate has been revised: the United States is no longer the only industrialized country with fertility above replacement level. Perhaps the new estimate of the U.S. TFR and the sagging U.S. economy, which may further reduce the birth rate, will narrow this gap soon. 06/30/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/TheUSBirthRateFallsFurther.aspxfca31e9a-cf4a-4dcd-b3ea-b2d653bfced5New Measure Could Track Progress in Eliminating U.S. Health Insurance DisparitiesExtensive U.S. research has documented troubling racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, but a new analysis suggests that U.S. blacks and Hispanics face more severe disparities than previously thought. 11/04/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/health-insurance-coverage.aspxe70e7b9f-1a98-4b07-bd41-244c86d2e237Racial Differences in Health Status and Health Insurance Coverage in the United StatesJames B. Kirby and Toshiko Kaneda explore how long individuals are expected to live with different types of health insurance coverage and in different health states throughout their lives.03/09/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/us-health-insurance-racial-differences.aspxc8418d5a-35fd-4eec-8e3d-46b5353fce86Back to the Future: Guy Irving Burch and the (Surprisingly Modern) Demographic World of the 1930sAfter a 50-year post-World War II interlude, we have gone back in many respects to the trends and dynamics that marked the world of PRB's founder. 12/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/BacktotheFutureGuyIrvingBurchandtheSurprisinglyModernDemographicWorldofthe1930s.aspx944c757c-c7c3-41de-b3ae-9f744294861cWho Uses the ACS and Why?The American Community Survey puts up-to-date information about important social issues at the fingertips of people who need it, including policymakers, researchers, businesses and nongovernmental organizations, journalists, teachers, students, and the public. 04/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/whousesacs.aspx83c5bfcb-14b1-4845-81de-1b20392eeda7PRB Analysis on Girls at Risk for FGM/C in U.S. Covered in ABC News and MoreTwo major news outlets have highlighted PRB's data analysis on women and girls in the U.S. at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). 07/21/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-fgmc-abcnews-pbs.aspx566adfe7-c828-41af-9e91-cc5128b5528d