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PRB Women's Edition Journalists' Stories on International Women's Day

March 2011: Article PRB Women's Edition journalists have written articles, features, and editorials to commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Women's Edition is an international network of senior-level women journalists from developing countries interested in women's health and development.

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.)

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.

Climate Change Impacts and Emerging Population Trends: A Recipe for Disaster?

October 2001: Article More sizzling summers. Rising sea levels. Increasingly violent storms and floods. These are just a few of the many potential impacts of climate change projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Philippine Business Leaders Spearhead Drive for Family Planning

March 2004: Article Repeated reversals at the national level on the merits, the morals, and the means of family planning have prompted business executives in the Philippines to call for a national campaign on family planning.

Where Are Older Americans Living?

November 2000: Article In 2000, the proportion of the population estimated to be ages 65 and older varies among states. The percentages range from just under 6 percent in Alaska to over 18 percent in Florida.

Asylum-Seeking in Selected OECD Countries

February 2002: Article From the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, applications for asylum rose sharply in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In response, these countries introduced restrictive measures to limit the number of people from countries that have not signed UN conventions on refugees and human rights.

English-Speaking Ability

May 2002: Article Data from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey show that in 2000 there were 19.5 million people in the United States ages 5 and older who did not speak English very well.

Twenty-Somethings Move the Most

October 2000: Article Many of the events that cause a person to move happen during early adulthood. Between 1998 and 1999, close to a third of Americans ages 20 to 29 ("Generation X" or "Gen X") moved to a different residence.

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