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PRB at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting

April 2017: Event PRB will be at the 2017 Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Chicago from April 26 through April 29.

Global Employment and the Sustainable Development Goals

April 2017: Report The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for full and productive employment and decent work for all. In our latest Population Bulletin, we explain how demographic trends will have a bearing on whether and how rapidly this and other SDG goals are achieved.

Incomplete Economic Recovery in Appalachia, New PRB Report Finds

April 2017: Article Appalachia’s unemployment and poverty rates remain above levels seen before the economic downturn of 2007-2009, suggesting an incomplete economic recovery, especially in many of the Region’s most rural counties, according to a new Population Reference Bureau (PRB) report for the Appalachian Regional Commission.

How to Communicate With Policymakers on the Demographic Dividend

March 2017: Event The workshop will introduce the demographic dividend and teach participants about evidence-based policy communication. Participants will learn how to define policy goals, identify target audiences, and craft communication objectives. Participants will ultimately be able to translate how investments in young people’s health, education, and job growth are critical to Kenya achieving a demographic dividend.

The Shifting Demographics of Rural America

March 2017: Event Attend this Congressional Briefing on Monday, April 3 from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 2045, Rayburn House Office Building, to hear an expert panel discuss the changing demographic and socio-economic characteristics of rural America. The speakers will address different facets of rural life including the impact of immigration on rural communities, the needs of veterans, and rural health and mortality trends. Click through to RSVP.

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Policy Communication Toolkit Guide

This live recording of the Policy Communications Toolkit webinar walks participants through navigating the toolkit website and customizing the toolkit materials to fit your advocacy needs.

Studies Document Mass Incarceration’s Toll on Families

March 2017: Article New studies add to the growing body of research on the toll U.S. mass incarceration is taking on prisoner’s children and families. Three recent articles in the journal Demography document the spillover effects of the prison boom on family poverty, couples’ relationship stability, and child well-being.

International Women’s Day 2017

March 2017: Event International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, has many different versions of its origin—linked to women’s voting rights, to labor issues, to political upheavals—but all agree that it started more than 100 years ago. Yet it was only in 1975 that the United Nations General Assembly began celebrating March 8 as International Women’s Day. Now it is celebrated in more than 100 countries and is an official holiday in more than 25.

Youth Contraceptive Use: A Reference Guide of Effective Interventions

March 2017: Report Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming for married and unmarried youth ages 15 to 24 is critical to improve the health, social, and economic outcomes of future generations. However, youth face many more barriers to accessing and using contraception than older people, including provider refusal, restrictive laws or policies, limited contraceptive options, stigma, and sociocultural pressures to have children early. Despite growing commitment to the rights of youth to access contraceptive services, governments and their partners lack clear guidance on supporting interventions that ensure their commitments are realized.

Zika Crisis Highlights Importance of Family Planning

February 2017: Article (February 2017) One year after the Zika global health emergency, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Margaret Chan, urged sustained attention to two important weaknesses in global health preparedness revealed by the Zika crisis—insufficient national mosquito control programs and poor access to family planning services.

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