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Shotgun Weddings a Sign of the Times in Japan

July 2002: Article Increasingly, young Japanese women are dispensing with tradition and getting married after getting pregnant.

Why Do Older Chinese Face Higher Death Rates in Rural Areas?

February 2008: Article Chinese adults who are cadres, or public officials who hold responsible or managerial positions in the party and government, had a significantly lower risk of death than other older Chinese.

Who Uses the ACS and Why?

April 2009: Article 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.

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.

Looking Back at the Century of Population

January 2000: Article Experts from around the world identify the most important population trends and events of the 20th century.

Five Good Reasons to Integrate Family Planning/Reproductive Health and HIV Services

November 2009: Article PRB recently published the policy brief, Supporting the Integration of Family Planning and HIV Services. This article highlights five good reasons why integration is a sound investment that will pay multiple dividends for individuals, communities, societies, and health systems.

Racial Differences in Health Status and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States

March 2011: Article James 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.

Family Planning Challenges and Decentralization of Health Services in Latin America

June 2008: Article In recent decades, several countries throughout Latin America have undergone health sector reform in efforts to improve the quality of care and the level of coverage. Among the most common of these reforms is the decentralization of health services.

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