PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspx2017 World Population Data SheetThe 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. 08/14/2017/Publications/Datasheets/2017/2017-world-population-data-sheet.aspxacc17069-721c-42a4-893d-5ad1f30a6d71Family Planning Enhances Development ProspectsSub-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.08/10/2017/Publications/Reports/Family-Planning-Can-Enhance-Development-Prospects.aspxcb414c6f-e551-4ca6-9138-81b2393dc7f8Well-Being of U.S. Latino Youth Differs by Ethnic BackgroundLatino 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.07/19/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/US-Latino-Youth-Well-Being-Differs.aspxa6d11947-7402-4391-87aa-1e7301ee127dWorld Population Day 2017The theme of this year’s World Population Day, as designated by the United Nations, is “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations.” This theme is also at the center of much of the work done by PRB. We analyze, synthesize, and communicate data and research to support effective family planning policies and highlight the benefits of good policies for women, their families, societies, and the environment. We also strengthen the capacity of researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders to understand and communicate evidence-based information about family planning. 07/11/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Family-Planning-Youth-World-Population-Day.aspxf4f194da-8bad-41f3-ba3c-5b470deb35bbWe are Kenya’s Future: Young People and Our Nation’s GrowthIn response to the need for action on adolescent and youth issues in Kenya, PRB partnered with Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA) to develop a new multimedia product on young people and the demographic dividend. 01/01/0001/Multimedia/Video/2017/Young-People-Kenya.aspx0f744db0-b49d-434b-a130-30a39d243e12Noncommunicable Diseases and Youth in Developing CountriesNoncommunicable diseases are increasingly common in developing countries. This video outlines the global rise in NCDs and what measures during youth can prevent future NCDs.07/01/2012/Multimedia/Video/2012/NCDs-youth.aspxbf839e62-594c-4526-b36b-a735cc994a53The Fast-Track Cities InitiativeDespite improvements of overall HIV status in adults from 2005 to 2012, AIDS-related deaths increased by 50 percent among adolescents. This article examines the current situation with integrating youth into the Fast-Track Cities Initiative, a global goal to end AIDS by 2030, and provide recommendations for moving forward.06/20/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Fast-Track-Cities-Initiative-Youth.aspx8713875d-b3df-49f0-9d41-2680c9e9c9ea2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released: How Are Children Faring?The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book on June 13, 2017. The KIDS COUNT Data Book—now in its 28th year—provides an up-to-date and detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, nationally and in each state. The 2017 Data Book reveals many bright spots for children and family well-being during the economic recovery following the Great Recession, yet room for improvement remains in many areas. 06/13/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/2017-KIDS-COUNT-Data-Book.aspx6185e2e6-18f7-4849-aeca-4ca5974a517d Studies Document Mass Incarceration’s Toll on FamiliesNew 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. 03/09/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Mass-Incarcerations-Toll-on-Families.aspx85393baa-79cd-49a1-828e-13fd3e33bb55Data in New Wallchart Show Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries New evidence suggests that the share of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is declining in many countries, with girls less likely to be cut than previous generations of women.02/05/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Wallchart-Female-Genital-Mutilation-Declining.aspxf6874b0d-d168-4ad3-9672-ffd66a9d0d26