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U.S. Marriage, Divorce, Childbearing Trends Bring New Risks for Parents, Children

Demographers Robert Moffitt, Andrew Cherlin, Lisa Berkman, and H. Elizabeth Peters brief members of Congress on recent trends in marriage, divorce, and childbearing and the implications for health and well-being.

Lowest-Income Countries Hit Hardest by Climate Change

April 2015: Article The global problem of climate change poses the greatest threat to the least developed countries.

Health Journalists Network in Uganda Wins Global Media Award

December 2014: Article The Health Journalists Network in Uganda has won this year's top Global Media Award with its special edition of Health Digest on reproductive health policy.

Who Votes in America?

October 2000: Article 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.)

Time With Parents Key for Adolescents

April 2015: Article The more time mothers spent engaged in activities with their adolescent children, the less teens were involved in delinquent behavior, according to a study in the most recent issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

U.S. Elder Care Is in a Fragile State

January 2002: Article With 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.

How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?

October 2011: Article Any estimate of the total number of people who have ever been born will depend on two factors: the length of time humans are thought to have been on Earth and the average size of the human population at different periods.

Low Wages in India's Manufacturing Industry

July 2010: Article India 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.

PRB Discuss Online: A Call to Action: Increasing Global Investments in Youth

September 2010: Article During a PRB Discuss Online, Jenny Truong, youth reproductive health advisor at USAID; Alexandra Hervish, of PRB; and Brad Kerner, of Save the Children, discuss the importance of investing in youth development and adolescent reproductive health policies and programs.

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