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Poverty and Inequality Pervasive in Two-Fifths of U.S. Counties

November 2016: Article Over the past two decades, inequality and poverty have both become more pervasive in U.S. counties. PRB’s analysis shows that counties are often doubly disadvantaged—experiencing high levels of inequality in combination with high poverty rates. Orleans Parish, Louisiana, home to the Port of New Orleans (pictured above), is an example of a high-inequality, high-poverty county.

Activism Against Gender Based Violence

November 2016: Event Begun in 1991, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, commemorated around the world with activities from November 25—International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women—through December 10—International Human Rights Day—symbolically linking violence against women and human rights, thus emphasizing that such violence is a human rights violation.

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Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. Developed for this 25th anniversary of the campaign, this infographic explores the intersection of intimate partner violence and family planning.

Noncommunicable Disease Report Event in New Delhi

November 2016: Event On July 21, 2016, PRB hosted a regional event in New Delhi to launch a new package of publications—policy report, data sheet, and data appendix—on NCD risk factors among young people across Asia. The four main NCD risk factors are tobacco, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. Rates for these risk factors are already high or increasing throughout the region.

Todays Research on Aging

August 2013: Article As part of the University of Michigan's efforts to disseminate research results from Centers for the Demography and Economics of Aging supported by the National Institute on Aging, PRB produces an e-newsletter series called Today's Research on Aging.

Longevity Research: Unraveling the Determinants of Healthy Aging and Longer Life Spans

November 2016: Report Most people know about the importance of eating a healthy diet, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking to prevent disease and increase longevity. But researchers have identified many other factors—including genetics, social connections, early-life experiences, and even certain personality traits—that may affect life expectancy.

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Men as Contraceptive Users and Family Planning Clients

Overall use of contraceptives has increased globally, but use of modern male methods (condoms and vasectomies) remains low. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) target of universal access to reproductive health by 2030 will be difficult without men’s participation.

Young People Are Asia’s Key to Curbing the Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases

July 2016: Datasheet Asia has an opportunity to curb a rising noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic by addressing NCD risk factors among young people, according to a new set of PRB publications.

PRB in the News - 2015

August 2015: Article A selected list of PRB's recent media coverage from 2015.

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Demand Satisfied: Understanding the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator for Family Planning

A recognized indicator for family planning—demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods (Demand Satisfied)—is key to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This infographic introduces users to the Demand Satisfied indicator—how it is measured and how it will be used moving forward.

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