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Age Structure Has Changed Differently Across Regions Between 1970 and 2014

October 2014: Article Today, 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.

Countries Vary in Progress Toward Reducing Still-High Maternal Mortality

October 2014: Article Globally, the maternal mortality ratio dropped from 380 deaths to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2013.

Extreme Poverty Rate Falls in Many Countries

October 2014: Article Globally, 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.

Child Mortality Rates Decline Steadily Across Much of the World

October 2014: Article Across the globe, many countries have made significant progress in reducing child mortality.

As Life Expectancy Rises in the United States, Gaps Between Whites and Blacks are Decreasing

October 2014: Article The remaining gaps between whites and blacks are one factor contributing to lower life expectancy at birth in the United States compared with other developed countries.

The Power of Young People: Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Policy Change After the International Conference on Family Planning

March 2014: Article With the goal of advancing and improving policies that impact young people and their sexual health, PRB co-sponsored an e-forum with the Interagency Youth Working Group, moderated by FHI360 and supported by USAID, Pathfinder, and the Youth Health and Rights Coalition.

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World Population Digital Visualization 2014

Explore current and projected population by region and country. And look at changes in total fertility, infant mortality, and life expectancy since 1970. A U.S. "What-If" scenario focuses on the effects of race and ethnicity on child poverty, child obesity, and college degrees.

In U.S., New Data Show Longer, More Sedentary Commutes

September 2014: Article The average full-time worker in the United States spends almost 26 minutes commuting to work, according to just-released data from the 2013 American Community Survey.

Where Poverty and Inequality Intersect

September 2014: Article In the United States, the gap between those at the top of the economic ladder and those at the bottom is wide and growing.

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