PRB Topic Feed: Education/Topics/Education.aspxThe Role of Intergenerational Land Transfers and Education in Fertility Transition in Rural Kenya Using data from Nyeri District in rural Kenya, researchers examined the impact of diminishing land availability, farm size, and inheritance patterns on fertility decisionmaking and behavior, and shed new light on the role of education, long considered the key determinant of fertility transition.07/22/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/kenyafertility.aspxf07d8be2-6064-4db7-abdf-be5810bb7aebSome Kenyan Children Are Not in School Despite Free Primary EducationDespite a free primary education policy introduced by the Kenyan government in 2003, a substantial number of children who should benefit from it are still out of school, even though gains have been made between 1998 and 2009.04/03/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/kenya-school-education.aspx942d9d1a-176b-4346-95e2-7e08fd3dbd4dNew Database Reveals State Variations in the U.S. Science and Engineering Labor ForceA new database created by the Population Reference Bureau reveals geographic differences in characteristics of people working in the science and engineering labor force in the United States. 09/12/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/NewDatabaseRevealsStateVariations.aspx6f18a348-db70-438f-aa83-49f88002da15The Crossover in Female-Male College Enrollment RatesSince 1991, the proportion of young women enrolled in college in the United States has exceeded the enrollment rate for young men, and the gap has widened over time. Women now make up the majority (54 percent) of the 11 million students enrolled in college.02/13/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/CrossoverinFemaleMaleCollegeEnrollmentRates.aspx6d09c465-a12c-498d-a673-bd863201b0adMinding the Gap in Alexandria, Egypt: Talking to Girls in Schools About Reproductive HealthThis working paper presents key findings of a recent study conducted by the Alexandria Regional Centre for Women's Health and Development in Egypt, highlighting gaps between female adolescents' needs for appropriate RH information and what they actually have access to, as expressed by the girls. 03/30/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/egypt-girls-schools-reproductive-health.aspxfe594984-b09e-4bb9-8ec7-cd3693bdfb13The Changing Age Structure of U.S. TeachersOver the past two decades, the median age of primary and secondary school teachers increased from 36 to 43. With a large number of teachers approaching retirement age, it is projected that 2 million new teachers will need to be hired in the next decade.08/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/TheChangingAgeStructureofUSTeachers.aspx8fec8879-01b5-4f59-966e-591f50c0e74bEducation Influences Distance Moved in the U.S.In the United States, people who move long distances tend to be better educated than those who stay put or move locally.10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/EducationInfluencesDistanceMovedintheUS.aspx5d2002cf-6a3a-4a73-9c5c-5352adb5fa69Early Marriage Trends Early marriage (before age 18) undermines the rights and livelihood opportunities of adolescent girls by leaving them vulnerable to the health risks of early pregnancy and childbearing, and prematurely ending their schooling. 11/20/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/early-marriage-trends.aspx5234411d-2c35-4b81-929d-fc5c4a69b8b4Higher Education Means Lower Mortality RatesMortality rates for Americans ages 25 to 64 who have attended college are less than half the rates for those who stopped education after completing high school. 08/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/HigherEducationMeansLowerMortalityRates.aspx3e545006-554c-4090-8d8f-215d986a6b77Science Scores of U.S. Students, by Race/EthnicityResults from the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment show stable scores for fourth- and eighth-graders and a decline in performance among 12th-graders.01/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ScienceScoresofUSStudentsbyRaceEthnicity.aspx26911dc3-1fe4-4ce2-9046-4e06f20ce4ae