PRB Topic Feed: Family Planning/Topics/FamilyPlanning.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-13fd3e33bb55U.S. Elder Care Is in a Fragile StateWith baby boomers approaching retirement age, the financial difficulties of U.S. nursing homes and their inability to find enough working-age women to fill staff vacancies are especially troubling. But the problem is bigger than demographics. 01/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/USElderCareIsinaFragileState.aspxfec532ff-a756-4633-8f16-310e7718efc5Global Aging and the Demographic DivideThe world's developing countries are in the midst of demographic transition: a shift from a period of high mortality, short lives, and large families to one with a longer life expectancy and far fewer children. 03/25/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/globalaging.aspx4247ef25-8988-4766-958a-6df3b69c7d29PRB 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-ca5c05d0e128The U.S. Birth Rate Falls FurtherThe U.S. total fertility rate has been revised: the United States is no longer the only industrialized country with fertility above replacement level. Perhaps the new estimate of the U.S. TFR and the sagging U.S. economy, which may further reduce the birth rate, will narrow this gap soon. 06/30/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/TheUSBirthRateFallsFurther.aspxfca31e9a-cf4a-4dcd-b3ea-b2d653bfced5Iran's Demographic Dividend and the Implications of the Nuclear DealThis article by Farzaneh Roudi, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at PRB, was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 12/04/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/iran-demographic-dividend.aspxcf1e8c3c-ea19-4cd2-9ef2-8f8d8fb49e57Family Planning Policies and the Poor in PeruOver the past two decades, the government of Peru has instituted a series of laws and policies designed to expand access to family planning services. A recent article in International Family Planning Perspectives notes that these policies have not always achieved their desired effect. 03/14/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/perufamilyplanning.aspx6ceb5512-9092-4764-8791-0d9594360273PRB Analysis on Girls at Risk for FGM/C in U.S. Covered in ABC News and MoreTwo major news outlets have highlighted PRB's data analysis on women and girls in the U.S. at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). 07/21/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-fgmc-abcnews-pbs.aspx566adfe7-c828-41af-9e91-cc5128b5528dPRB Data Analysis of FGM/C in U.S. Covered in New York TimesPRB's data analysis of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) was covered in a May 22, 2015, New York Times article, "FGM: A Modern-Day Scourge in the United States."05/27/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-fgmc-nytimes.aspx152b6dee-acb3-4f1c-83f3-08cec3575d60Can a Nuclear Deal Help Iran's Young Labor Force?This article by PRB's Farzaneh Roudi was published in the Wilson Center Middle East Program's Viewpoints series.06/05/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/iran-laborforce-wilson-center.aspx12a1e842-2bb5-426d-b9fa-aacdaf652a10