PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspxStates in U.S. With Higher Tax Rates Are Better for ChildrenThe STATE Child Well-Being Index—developed for the Foundation for Child Development by demographers William O'Hare of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Mark Mather and Genevieve Dupuis of the Population Reference Bureau—provides the most-comprehensive measure of children's quality-of-life on a state-by-state basis.02/03/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/child-well-being-index.aspxf63afcff-5e1e-4a85-8434-58549093cd05Iraqi Population Outlook UncertainWar and international economic sanctions have seriously compromised living conditions for Iraq’s population of 24 million, half of whom are under age 18. Estimates show that life expectancy at birth, which was 65 years at the end of the 1980s, is now 58 years, compared with 76 years in Kuwait.04/25/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/IraqiPopulationOutlookUncertain.aspxcc7efeda-2d32-4ce0-ae58-8666df78dbbdNew Data Reveal Widespread Disparities in U.S. State Poverty RatesPoverty estimates from the American Community Survey show that poverty rates in 2005 varied widely around the country, from less than 8 percent in New Hampshire to 21 percent in Mississippi.08/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/NewDataRevealWidespreadDisparitiesinUSStatePovertyRates.aspxbe4c87b2-8a39-4f8d-97d5-832db8c1dfeaReport Finds Serious Disparities Among Children in North AmericaA new report from the Children in North America project finds that, while the continent's children have grown healthier and better educated over the last several decades, Mexico lags both Canada and the United States in providing education and health care to its children.05/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/ReportFindsSeriousDisparitiesAmongChildreninNorthAmerica.aspxaedd120c-9bbd-4008-acb7-0d71a1422badChanges in Child Care Could Reduce Job Options for Eastern German MothersLevels of use and provision of public child care are similar in eastern and western Germany. This pattern could ultimately limit the options of eastern German mothers with young children to work full time. 04/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/ChangesinChildCareCouldReduceJobOptionsforEasternGermanMothers.aspxa3b3035c-cec2-4825-ade9-5d508a39c9752010 KIDS COUNT Data BookAccording to data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, overall improvements in child well-being that began in the late 1990s stalled in the years just before the current economic downturn.07/30/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/kidscount2010.aspx856197c3-2b92-4e4b-9aa7-fecbd82827c4The Importance of AdolescenceIn 2012, the Lancet published a special issue on adolescent health to address some of the gaps in adolescent health and to call for greater attention and commitment. To help expand the reach of this series, PRB has developed three fact sheets outlining the key messages and information from selected articles.07/09/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/lancet-adolescent-health.aspx7d284238-95d4-4c6a-ab22-d85f737781caA 50-Year Decline in the Child Population in Rural AreasWhile the number of children in the U.S. has increased by 34 percent since 1950, the number living in rural areas has dropped significantly. Most of the population growth has occurred in the suburbs, where families are attracted to good schools, stable communities, and economic opportunities.07/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/A50YearDeclineintheChildPopulationinRuralAreas.aspx78d935ba-dc83-418b-aaa0-3b32cd33f802Teen Births Continue to Decline in U.S.Births to U.S. teenage girls ages 15 to 17 have decreased by 63 percent over the past 20 years, according to the latest statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.06/20/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/us-teen-births.aspx6d2b21b7-d2c9-4e82-87f1-fe750e475ef4Who Chooses to Choose Two?This report describes the diverse demographic, geographic, social, and economic profiles of multiracial Americans. For the first time in a U.S. census, Census 2000 allowed respondents to choose more than one race.06/22/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/WhoChoosestoChooseTwo.aspxfcf85db5-87af-4def-98ab-5a8615fb8231