PRB Topic Feed: Labor Force/Topics/LaborForce.aspxIran'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-ea19-4cd2-9ef2-8f8d8fb49e57Can 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-aacdaf652a10The Changing Demography of U.S. Flight AttendantsFlight attendants have become older compared with the overall U.S. workforce over the last several decades. The ongoing economic crisis suggests that the population of flight attendants will age even more in the coming years as many workers are likely to postpone their retirement.06/03/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/usflightattendants.aspx669db2e3-1807-4ef6-8aa0-998387ceb65eIs There a U.S. Shortage of Scientists and Engineers? It Depends Where You LiveRural states and some minorities lag in high-tech opportunities—and the uneven distribution of these opportunities points to critical economic and educational differentials. 08/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/IsThereaUSShortageofScientistsandEngineersItDependsWhereYouLive.aspxf0db72a0-a73a-4726-ab53-6437fc41fbe6New 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-aa83-49f88002da15Closing the Male-Female Labor Force GapThe growing proportion of women doing paid work has transformed gender relations, changed patterns of marriage and childbearing, and is often viewed as a key indicator of women's progress toward gender equality in the labor force. 03/21/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/ClosingtheMaleFemaleLaborForceGap.aspx288f1b9d-aa94-4d60-89b2-f0dbd90bf3bbBaby Boomers and Millennials Boost Population in Parts of Rural AmericaTwo demographic groups—young adults ages 20 to 34 and older adults ages 65 and older—are reshaping the population in rural America. Changes in the U.S. economy have attracted young adults to rural areas rich in natural resources away from smaller metropolitan and nearby nonmetropolitan areas. The older adult population, on the other hand, has grown rapidly in areas with strong ties to recreation—areas with robust entertainment industries or natural amenities such as mountains, lakes, and forests—many of which are in less-populated areas. 01/12/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Baby-Boomers-and-Millennials.aspx25442e9f-b703-4098-8af8-2c3b692de24bIn U.S., New Data Show Longer, More Sedentary CommutesThe average full-time worker in the United States spends almost 26 minutes commuting to work, according to just-released data from the 2013 American Community Survey.09/23/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/us-commuting.aspx118f6b43-dccb-4fc3-b86b-ef38fc0bfe28Workshop Examines Benefit of Canning-Karra-Wilde Model in Policy Planning in AfricaResearchers from the Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) have developed a macroeconomic model that estimates the impact of fertility declines on economic growth. The CKW Model was developed by PopPop researchers David Canning and Mahesh Karra from Harvard University and Joshua Wilde from University of South Florida. The model is especially useful in country-level policy planning. PRB and the researchers held a workshop on the model and have made a slide deck available. 09/13/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Benefit-of-Canning-Karra-Wilde-Model.aspx0bcb331d-29b7-42f5-9f05-035eb9655798Family Planning Enhances Development ProspectsSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is poised to emerge as an important global player, registering impressive economic growth averaging 4.7 percent annually over the last two decades. However, it scores lowest among major world regions in key factors of economic competitiveness and faces growing environmental challenges that inhibit both economic and human development. More than one-third of people living in SSA have no access to improved drinking water, a problem that disproportionately affects women, girls, and those living in rural areas.08/10/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Family-Planning-Can-Enhance-Development-Prospects.aspxcb414c6f-e551-4ca6-9138-81b2393dc7f8