PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspxAre the 58 Million Girls Who Married Early Overlooked by Policies and Programs?When married adolescent girls can take advantage of education and employment opportunities; improve their skills and social networks to participate in public life; and access comprehensive, accurate reproductive health information and services, they can make a healthy transition into adulthood.08/08/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/married-adolescents.aspxe5617d08-93cb-4443-b911-e97929b92de7The New Generation GapMinorities are not evenly distributed across age groups. New estimates show a growing racial/ethnic divergence between America’s elderly population and younger age groups, creating a new kind of generation gap in the United States.05/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/NewGenerationGap.aspxe2e36d58-8130-4139-917d-0a9203e294972008 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Well-Being of U.S. Children Improves in Some Ways, Slips in OthersNational trends in child well-being have improved slightly since 2000, according to the 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book, which ranks U.S. states according to 10 indicators of child well-being. 06/26/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/kidscount2008.aspxdcb97e76-9fc4-4fe0-b268-9767d36807adPRB Covers: World Population Day 2006 Raises Awareness of Youth IssuesPRB's most recent articles on trends and issues facing the world’s young people cover topics ranging from health threats faced by the world's youth to global abortion trends to racial and ethnic disparities in U.S. youth violence.07/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/PRBCoversWorldPopulationDay2006RaisesAwarenessofYouthIssues.aspxd06f689f-4f08-4aa4-bc30-5577d1dadda4College Enrollment Rate Increases, but Financial Challenges Bring UncertaintyFrom increasing tuition costs and debt to declining levels of student grants, young adults from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds face a combination of financial challenges to attending college. 11/20/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/collegeaccess.aspxd065690b-3555-44fa-805c-ac3559a29177Chronic Diseases Do Affect Youth There is a global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). And the four primary risk factors for these chronic diseases—tobacco, alcohol, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition—are typically initiated during adolescence or young adulthood, setting the stage for later disease.09/08/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/youth-and-chronic-diseases.aspxceef58e7-4362-4dbd-8444-069c8c3ec236America's Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and TrendsA new data book offers a comprehensive overview of the state of Latino children by integrating a range of key factors and outcomes in the areas of demography, citizenship, family structure, poverty, health, education, and juvenile justice. 04/30/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/larazadatabook.aspxcc322363-eb73-4c63-82f9-e5fd4459db44Economic Recession Presents Further Challenges to Uninsured Children in the United StatesOne in every 10 children in the United States had no health insurance in 2007, and the cost of insurance to families and employers is rising, according to a new report. The economic recession further strains families' resources. 04/28/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/usuninsuredchildren.aspxc7ee85e3-6ecf-4f60-8728-eea563bdd30cNew Estimates Reassess Progress Toward Reducing Maternal and Under-5 Mortality Recent estimates show unexpected declines in global maternal and under-5 mortality. Data quality continues to be weak in many developing countries; global estimates mask varying or stalling progress at the country level; and that overall progress is still insufficient to meet the Millennium Development Goals.09/17/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/maternalunder5mortality.aspxc678f6c8-ab44-40c5-b0be-e9b7a053a727Youth, Women's Rights, and Political Change in IranRecent political developments in Iran highlight the country's demographic and social shifts over the past 20 years. A youth bulge, along with changes in women's fertility and reproductive health, provide a backdrop for understanding Iran's current political instability. 07/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/iranyouth.aspxc41b453e-8b45-4a21-bb1f-1acaf95bb70a