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Rwanda's Success In Improving Maternal Health

February 2015: Article Rwanda today has been hailed as one of the few countries on a fast track to reducing child and maternal mortality--thus meeting two of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2015.

Who Votes in America?

October 2000: Article As the U.S. presidential election draws closer, the candidates are paying attention to key demographic groups. But which groups are likely to cast votes in the presidential election? (Note: This article was written prior to the 2000 presidential election.)

Health Journalists Network in Uganda Wins Global Media Award

December 2014: Article The Health Journalists Network in Uganda has won this year's top Global Media Award with its special edition of Health Digest on reproductive health policy.

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.

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Distilled Demographics: What Is Race?

In this Distilled Demographics, demographer Mark Mather, associate vice president of U.S. Programs at PRB, explains the basics of race and its measurement in the U.S. Census, and how our understanding of race could change over time.

2014 World Population Data Sheet

August 2014: Datasheet The 2014 World Population Data Sheet offers up-to-date demographic, health, and environment data on 16 indicators for more than 200 countries.

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.

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.

How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?

October 2011: Article Any estimate of the total number of people who have ever been born will depend on two factors: the length of time humans are thought to have been on Earth and the average size of the human population at different periods.

Reproductive Health and Economic Well-Being in East Africa

February 2015: Report The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Population and Poverty Research Initiative, together with four European research councils, has sponsored research into how investments in women's and children's health contribute to economic development.

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