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Global Aging and the Demographic Divide

March 2008: Article The world's developing countries are in the midst of demographic transition: a shift from a period of high mortality, short lives, and large families to one with a longer life expectancy and far fewer children.

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.

How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?

October 2011: Article How many people have ever lived on Earth? PRB's estimate is about 108 billion people.

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.

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.

Examining Literacy Using India's Census

October 2008: Article Literacy, as most commonly measured in a population census, may not be capturing the true level of functional literacy, as suggested by data from the Census of India.

PRB Data Analysis of FGM/C in U.S. Covered in New York Times

May 2015: Article PRB'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."

The U.S. Birth Rate Falls Further

June 2003: Article The 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.

Community Action Addresses Population Impacts on the Environment

February 2007: Article A young population age structure, in-migration, and high fertility contribute to rapid population growth in many communities, exerting pressure on local resources.

New Measure Could Track Progress in Eliminating U.S. Health Insurance Disparities

November 2013: Article Extensive 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.

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