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Researchers Share Results With Policymakers—In Six Minutes or Less

May 2017: Report

The Research Council of Norway, a funding partner in the Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) for which PRB is the Secretariat, recently hosted a knowledge-sharing event at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) in Oslo, Norway. To accommodate policymakers’ busy schedules, the Research Council challenged each presenter to discuss their research results, policy implications, and recommendations in six minutes or less.

Image: Laila Bokhari, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, opens the conference.

Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard: Measuring Commitment to Effective Policy and Program Interventions

April 2017: Report Governments around the world have made great strides in creating policies that support young people. Increasingly, countries have formalized the rights of adolescents and young people to access sexual and reproductive health services. Despite growing commitment from decisionmakers, many barriers remain for young people who want to use contraception.

Changing Demographics Reshape Rural America

April 2017: Article Trends shaping rural life in America include unprecedented population declines, a growing Hispanic population, a disproportionate share of military veterans, and a sharp increase in “deaths of despair”—related to suicide, alcohol abuse, and drug overdose—among rural residents with low education levels.

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.

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