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2001 Census Results Mixed for India's Women and Girls

June 2001: Article At first glance, the results from India's latest census seem encouraging. Yet one important indicator — the sex ratio for children under the age of 7 — shows signs of regression.

PRB Discuss Online: Engaging Men in the Fight to End Violence Against Women

December 2009: Article Todd Minerson, of the White Ribbon Campaign, which works with men and boys to end men's violence against women, answered participants' questions about some of the challenges, successes, strategies, and techniques for engaging men in the elimination of men's violence against women.

Summary of a Workshop on the American Community Survey

August 2011: Article On June 28, 2011, the Population Reference Bureau and the Annie E. Casey Foundation co-hosted a workshop to discuss opportunities and challenges presented by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), with a particular focus on the five-year ACS estimates. 

While U.S. Households Contract, Homes Expand

March 2003: Article The U.S. Census Bureau reports that average new single-family homes are almost 1.5 times the size of 1970 homes. This trend suggests that families want more living space than they did 30 years ago. But do American families need more space?

U.S. Military's Reliance on the Reserves

March 2005: Article As military reservists continue to constitute nearly 40 percent of the 150,000 U.S. forces now deployed in Iraq, debate continues to grow about the military's current reliance on the reserves.

What Would It Cost to Meet Family Planning Needs in Developing Countries?

February 2010: Article A new report estimates the costs of expanding family planning services to cover the unmet need for effective contraception in developing countries, and the health and economic benefits that would accrue from meeting family planning needs.

Zimbabwe’s Political and Economic Problems Hinder Effective Response to AIDS

April 2004: Article The HIV/AIDS epidemic is the dominant reproductive health issue in Zimbabwe, a country of more than12 million people who are facing extreme economic, social, and political turmoil. Roughly a quarter of the population ages 15 to 49 have the virus, according to 2003 official national estimates.

Reverse Flow From the U.S. Frost Belt and the West Coast

October 2000: Article While recent immigrants continue to cluster heavily in a few metropolitan areas and regions, domestic migrants are heading in other directions. Many Americans are moving away from the older, congested metropolitan areas to less crowded parts of the country.

Housing and Commuting Patterns in Appalachia

April 2004: Article During the past four decades, economic conditions have improved in many areas of Appalachia. But in other parts of the region, the lack of jobs, high poverty, and social and economic isolation have contributed to serious housing problems.

More U.S. Women Outearning Their Husbands

March 2003: Article On average, women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, but there is also an increasing number of families in which wives earn more money than their husbands.

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