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The Changing Demography of U.S. Flight Attendants

June 2009: Article Flight attendants have become older compared with the overall U.S. workforce over the last several decades. The ongoing economic crisis suggests that the population of flight attendants will age even more in the coming years as many workers are likely to postpone their retirement.

U.S. Energy Boom Fuels Population Growth in Many Rural Counties

March 2014: Article A population boom in energy-rich counties is breathing new life into parts of the Midwest and Appalachia that have experienced long-term population decline or slow growth compared with the rest of the United States, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

PRB Discuss Online: Promoting Public Demography

March 2011: Article In a PRB Discuss Online, Peter Donaldson, author of the PRB Occasional Paper Toward an Engaged Public Demography, discussed what he means by public demography, its importance, and ways a public demography agenda can be implemented.

Is There a U.S. Shortage of Scientists and Engineers? It Depends Where You Live

August 2006: Article Rural states and some minorities lag in high-tech opportunities—and the uneven distribution of these opportunities points to critical economic and educational differentials.

PRB-Sponsored Journalists Put Family Planning Into Local Context

February 2016: Article Population Reference Bureau (PRB) supported 18 journalists from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to cover the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Bali, Indonesia.

The Role of Intergenerational Land Transfers and Education in Fertility Transition in Rural Kenya

July 2010: Article Using data from Nyeri District in rural Kenya, researchers examined the impact of diminishing land availability, farm size, and inheritance patterns on fertility decisionmaking and behavior, and shed new light on the role of education, long considered the key determinant of fertility transition.

Urbanization Takes on New Dimensions in Asia's Population Giants

October 2001: Article The UN projects that the proportion of the world’s people living in urban places will hit 60 percent by 2030, up from 47 percent in 1999. This explosive urban growth will be especially dramatic and uneven in Asia.

Fertility Declining in the Middle East and North Africa

January 2008: Article Population growth of the mainly Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa has been slowed by fertility declines in some of the region's largest countries.

Ethiopia Makes Progress Toward a Demographic Dividend

December 2015: Article Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has experienced an impressive decline in fertility, enjoyed strong economic growth, and made great strides in poverty reduction.

After Years of Silence, Women Living With HIV in the Middle East Speak Out

July 2012: Article MENA-Rosa is a new initiative in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region to help women living with HIV connect with one another, and to raise awareness of their needs among decisionmakers.


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