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Just How Many Baby Boomers Are There?

April 2014: Article Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that there are 76.4 million baby boomers.

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The Family Planning Ripple Effect Webinar

Marissa Pine Yeakey, senior policy analyst at PRB, presented an overview of PRB's ENGAGE Presentation "The Family Planning Ripple Effect: Children Survive and Nations Thrive."

PRB and Casey Foundation Create Index of U.S. Child Well-Being

April 2014: Article The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently launched its Race for Results Index, a new collection of data developed by demographers at the Population Reference Bureau.

1 in 3 U.S. Women Hover Between Poverty and the Middle Class

April 2014: Article One-third of American women are on the verge of poverty: Almost 42 million adult women in 2012 lived in households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold, according to The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink.

Appalachia's Residents Older, More Disabled

April 2014: Report This report describes the population of Appalachia on several dimensions including housing, education, employment, income/poverty, health insurance coverage, disability status, and veteran status.

Appalachian Region Hit Hard by Recent U.S. Recession

April 2014: Report Given the history of economic difficulties in the Appalachian Region, the Appalachian Regional Commission commissioned the Population Reference Bureau to analyze the effects of the recent recession on household wealth and economic well-being in the region.

Poor Sleep Has Social Causes and Consequences

April 2014: Article Poor sleep is often considered an individual problem, but it's also a public health issue.

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Understanding the Demographic Divide

The demographic divide is an unexpected and unprecedented demographic situation between the world's rich and poor countries. This short animation highlights the causes behind this likely long-term population divide.

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.

Ukraine's Demographic Reality

March 2014: Article Ukraine's demographic outlook has changed from a country with a modestly high birth rate to one with more rapid aging and a smaller number of young people.

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