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Studies Document Mass Incarceration’s Toll on Families

March 2017: Article New studies add to the growing body of research on the toll U.S. mass incarceration is taking on prisoner’s children and families. Three recent articles in the journal Demography document the spillover effects of the prison boom on family poverty, couples’ relationship stability, and child well-being.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Iran's Demographic Dividend and the Implications of the Nuclear Deal

December 2015: Article This article by Farzaneh Roudi, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at PRB, was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Family Planning Policies and the Poor in Peru

March 2008: Article Over the past two decades, the government of Peru has instituted a series of laws and policies designed to expand access to family planning services. A recent article in International Family Planning Perspectives notes that these policies have not always achieved their desired effect.

PRB Analysis on Girls at Risk for FGM/C in U.S. Covered in ABC News and More

July 2015: Article Two 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).

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."

Can a Nuclear Deal Help Iran's Young Labor Force?

June 2015: Article This article by PRB's Farzaneh Roudi was published in the Wilson Center Middle East Program's Viewpoints series.

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