PRB Topic Feed: Education/Topics/Education.aspxEnding Child Marriage in Africa The African Girl’s Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa is taking place Nov. 26-27, 2015, in Lusaka, Zambia, to enhance awareness of the effects of child marriage and accelerate its end. 11/23/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/child-marriage-zambia-event.aspx5173fab9-5692-4975-b21f-03261daffc64U.S. Women Delay Marriage and Children for College While women may delay marriage and children to pursue a degree, women with at least a bachelor's degree are actually more likely to get married than women with less education and are more likely to wait until marriage to start a family.01/11/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/usmarriageandchildbirth.aspx3aafe272-5c99-4560-9944-cebffd012fc6Top 10 Countries Closing Gender GapSince 2006, the World Economic Forum has issued a Global Gender Gap Index to review gender-based disparities around the world and track progress in closing the gap in four areas: educational attainment, health, economic participation, and political empowerment. According to The Global Gender Gap Report 2013, of the 110 countries measured since 2006, 86 percent have improved their performance every year, while 14 percent have shown widened gaps.02/05/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/global-gender-gap.aspx35dafc8a-7e43-432b-9b9e-2c8d7ab7a9a6Rural Children Lag in Early Childhood Educational SkillsA new study on early childhood educational achievement says that young rural children begin elementary school well behind their urban and suburban peers in reading and math skills.01/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/RuralChildrenLaginEarlyChildhoodEducationalSkills.aspx33e0c1ee-0321-40ad-969f-45f56581e72eClosing the Gap in Male-Female SchoolingAbout 65 million girls worldwide do not attend school. In response, the UN and other organizations are promoting equal enrollment in education among boys and girls. 03/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/ClosingtheGapinMaleFemaleSchooling.aspx33ae8382-bcb0-4fe6-9b45-5738e7b3abbcWorld Population Highlights 2007: Overview of World PopulationWe entered the 21st century with 6.1 billion people. And in 2007, world population is 6.6 billion. Currently, 80 million people are being added every year in less developed countries, compared with about 1.6 million in more developed countries. 08/16/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/623WorldPop.aspx3168da2c-1216-4086-925c-1df307d678dbShaping Education on Global HealthAt a recent Population Reference Bureau policy seminar sponsored in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a panel of experts gathered to discuss their ideas and vision for global health education.01/07/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/globalhealtheducation.aspx2d6d3356-94bc-4689-8170-aaba6c22a08aThe Barriers to a College DegreeWhen it comes to education beyond high school in the United States, fewer males than females, fewer young people from low-income than high-income families, and a smaller share of blacks and Hispanics than whites and Asians tend to enroll and earn degrees.02/20/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/us-college-attainment.aspx291b19df-4abc-43b1-816e-b00437a84f99Black Students More Likely to Be Disciplined at School Than WhitesSuspensions, expulsions, and arrests are predictors of trouble for students. Students in trouble tend to drop out or not graduate on time, which can ultimately diminish their lifetime earnings--and will make them much more likely to be incarcerated than those who graduate. Actions that push students out of classrooms and into the court systems are called by some the "school-to-prison pipeline."05/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/race-school-discipline.aspx1cca9d92-0570-4fad-8a03-7305942eebd2Examining Literacy Using India's CensusLiteracy, as most commonly measured in a population census, may not be capturing the true level of functional literacy, as suggested by data from the Census of India. 10/20/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/censusliteracyindia.aspx1958862d-3b7d-4f23-ba71-1d1d03a91837