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July 2013: Detail


January 2014: Article PRB is governed by a Board of Trustees representing diverse community and professional interests.

Striving for Sustainability at 10 Billion: The 2016 World Population Data Sheet

September 2016: Article PRB's Jeff Jordan & Peter Goldstein discuss highlights from the 2016 World Population Data Sheet.

Faith-Based Organizations Have a Large Role to Play in Addressing Gender-Based Violence

October 2017: Article The importance of engaging faith leaders in the effort to transform masculinities, prevent SGBV, and provide a safe space for survivors of SGBV remains critical given the role of religious leaders in setting gender norms. Since SGBV is often associated with stigma, it is vital that survivors feel supported by their religious communities.

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.


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Progress in U.S. Women’s Well-Being Stalled in Recent Generations

Earlier this year PRB released a Population Bulletin, “Losing Ground,” which garnered national and local media attention. “Losing Ground” presented PRB’s new, comprehensive Index of Young Women’s Well-Being across four generations of young women in the United States. One of the measures that showed young women today falling behind previous generations is maternal mortality. In a new video, PRB presents a spotlight on the rising U.S. maternal mortality rate (now the highest among developed nations) and the stark racial disparities in maternal mortality.

The Dynamics of Family Planning

November 2017: Report Since the early 1960s, many countries have instituted large-scale programs to provide contraceptive protection to their populations. Since that time, hundreds of national surveys have been conducted and statistics have been collected from clinics and health centers at local levels. The rich data sets that have appeared over the years permit insights into the dynamics of how large-scale family planning programs do and do not work well.


Family Planning and Kenya Progress

Analysis of PRB’s new Index of Young Women’s Well-Being shows how social and structural barriers to progress for young women in Generation X and the Millennial generation have contributed to women’s persistently high poverty rates, a declining share of women in high-wage/high-tech jobs, a dramatic rise in women’s incarceration rates, and increases in maternal mortality and women’s suicide.

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.


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