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2017 World Population Data Sheet

August 2017: Datasheet The global population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, up from 7.5 billion now, according to the 2017 World Population Data Sheet. This year’s edition includes a special focus on the world’s youth (ages 15-24), with indicators and analytical graphics that assess whether youth are poised to become productive adults.

Family Planning Enhances Development Prospects

August 2017: Report Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is poised to emerge as an important global player, registering impressive economic growth averaging 4.7 percent annually over the last two decades. However, it scores lowest among major world regions in key factors of economic competitiveness and faces growing environmental challenges that inhibit both economic and human development. More than one-third of people living in SSA have no access to improved drinking water, a problem that disproportionately affects women, girls, and those living in rural areas.

Building Resilience Through Family Planning: A Transformative Approach For Women, Families, and Communities

August 2015: Report This brief aims to help health, climate change, and development practitioners who focus on resilience better understand and communicate these connections in order to embrace and promote family planning as a local, national, and global development priority.

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The Role of Family Planning in SubSaharan Africa

This infographic shows how family planning contributes to national development by fostering strong institutions and global competitiveness.

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Building Resilience to Water Scarcity

This infographic shows how family planning can mitigate water scarcity by promoting fertility decline and reducing population pressures on water resources.

Suicide Replaces Homicide as Second Leading Cause of Death Among US Teenagers

June 2016: Article Suicides have become the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States, surpassing homicide deaths, which dropped to third on the list.

Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in Ethiopia

August 2017: Article Ethiopia, with a current population of about 100 million, has achieved gains in several major health indicators that place it in a favorable position to benefit from a demographic dividend in the future.

Ethiopia Potential to Reap a Demographic Dividend

August 2017: Article Declining mortality and fertility rates are transitioning Ethiopia toward an age structure that has the potential to provide significant economic benefit.

Well-Being of U.S. Latino Youth Differs by Ethnic Background

July 2017: Article Latino children, who make up one-fourth of the population under age 18 in the United States, have made progress over the past 10 to 15 years in several key areas of well-being according to a report co-authored by PRB and the National Council of La Raza. However, these children come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin, and there are pronounced differences in the well-being of Latino children with different ethnic or national origins.

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Progress in U.S. Women’s Well-Being Stalled in Recent Generations

Analysis of PRB’s new Index of Young Women’s Well-Being shows how social and structural barriers to progress for young women in Generation X and the Millennial generation have contributed to women’s persistently high poverty rates, a declining share of women in high-wage/high-tech jobs, a dramatic rise in women’s incarceration rates, and increases in maternal mortality and women’s suicide.

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