PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspx 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-13fd3e33bb55PRB Discuss Online: A Call to Action: Increasing Global Investments in YouthDuring a PRB Discuss Online, Jenny Truong, youth reproductive health advisor at USAID; Alexandra Hervish, of PRB; and Brad Kerner, of Save the Children, discuss the importance of investing in youth development and adolescent reproductive health policies and programs.09/23/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionsept32010.aspxb2f2b80a-ba33-4ffc-9ac0-ca5c05d0e128Solutions to Reducing Vaccine-Preventable Childhood DiseasesFour diseases--diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus--were responsible for an estimated 218,400 deaths worldwide in 2013, yet just two combination vaccines, DTP and MCV, can protect children from these diseases.06/24/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/vaccine-preventable-childhood-disease.aspx4563ef85-c651-43af-a546-bcf5476facaaEthiopia Makes Progress Toward a Demographic DividendOver the last two decades, Ethiopia has experienced an impressive decline in fertility, enjoyed strong economic growth, and made great strides in poverty reduction.12/16/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/blog-ethiopia-demographic-dividend.aspxd9d2485b-3e4e-4abe-b942-ca882ec50db7U.S. Latino Children Fare Poorly on Many Social IndicatorsLatinos make up a growing share of young Americans. Latino children and youth face some unique challenges as they grow up, and they fare poorly on many social indicators. Meeting their needs is important for the future of U.S. children and families. 11/02/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/latinochildren.aspx6cce2aa1-609b-4198-b89f-b1d10ae03bf0Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Malnutrition in IndiaIn India, almost 62 million children (48 percent) across all income groups are stunted. 09/23/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/india-sanitation-malnutrition.aspx4b21dc29-dfb9-4221-9a71-e6e92b42a707Adolescents in Ga Mashie, Ghana, Share Reasons for Sexual Activity or AbstinenceResearch from focus groups showed that adolescents in Ga Mashie, Ghana, noted several factors they believed either encouraged or deterred their engagement in sex: poverty, family, friends, sexually explicit media, positive social institutions (specifically school and church), and personal choice.02/07/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/youth-Ghana.aspx3ba585fc-bbb7-493f-b6a0-c34469734e1cNew Studies Bolster U.S. Smoking Prevention EffortsTo better design and target anti-smoking efforts, researchers are examining stress, genes linked to nicotine addiction, and neighborhood/family characteristics to identify who smokes today and why. About 15 percent of U.S. adults now smoke, down from 45 percent in 1965.08/25/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/New-Studies-Bolster-US-Smoking-Prevention.aspxe905edcf-2a65-4229-84c2-30d2017bd10eReducing Child Malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Surveys Find Mixed ProgressChronic malnutrition has been a persistent problem for young children in sub-Saharan Africa. The region has now the world's highest rate of stunting among children (43 percent) and has shown little improvement over the past 15 years.09/25/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/stuntingssa.aspx72883e57-bb63-4ad3-9219-b5c0ea75e118Pesticides: A Threat to Central America's Children and the Region's FuturePesticides pose a health threat to people of all ages, but children face the greatest danger of all. And while children all over the world are menaced by these chemicals, nowhere is the threat more serious than in Central America.09/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/PesticidesAThreattoCentralAmericasChildrenandtheRegionsFuture.aspx2ce2b2e3-6d88-49eb-ae63-ef95fa39c1d1