PRB Topic Feed: Education/Topics/Education.aspxExamining 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-ba71-1d1d03a91837The 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-cd3693bdfb13Human Development Report Includes New Measures of Global Inequality, Gender Equity, and PovertyThe United Nations Development Programme's annual Human Development Report and its Human Development Index (HDI) provide an important yardstick in measuring global poverty by looking at poverty holistically, beyond just income.12/14/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/un-developmentreport-2010.aspxf826251e-8d6b-4ff6-b8eb-856f39fe720fCharter Schools Catching OnBoth demand by parents for greater school choice and political support for education reform in the U.S. have heightened the popularity of charter schools, but so far there is little evidence that charter school attendance boosts academic achievement.09/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/CharterSchoolsCatchingOn.aspxf61a51be-0540-4948-81c2-f529a2861fca2011 Human Development Report Links Environmental Degradation and InequalityThe United Nations Development Programme's 2011 report examines the relationship between environmental degradation and inequality. Environmental challenges increase inequality, while inequalities in human development such as income, health, and education can further strain the environment. 12/05/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/un-human-development-report-2011.aspxeaf83e60-a596-41fb-95a1-b59d6c94eb61Mothers' Reading Skills Linked to Improved Child Survival and Student AchievementIn Nigeria, where 10 percent of the world's deaths to children occur, literate mothers are much less likely to see their children die before their fifth birthday than their illiterate peers. While in the United States, Los Angeles mothers' reading skills are the greatest determinant of their children's academic achievement.08/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/mothers-reading-skills.aspxea3e9c0a-5157-4c0f-9eb6-93a4dc7e33de