PRB Topic Feed: Population Dynamics/Topics/PopulationDynamics.aspxExtreme Poverty Rate Falls in Many CountriesGlobally, 1.2 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day, and disproportionately large numbers of them live in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-extreme-poverty.aspxd8d151fd-0716-4f26-8d17-cc58c3996cf0Goodbye 'Metropolitan'?The term "metropolitan" may become outmoded if the U.S. government adopts recommended new metropolitan area standards.06/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/GoodbyeMetropolitan.aspxd6132a0f-f466-4f1f-9058-ae882596c738Pondering the Prospects for Lower Fertility in High-Fertility CountriesUN demographers are reviewing assumptions about the future fertility of today’s 46 high-fertility countries.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/PonderingtheProspectsforLowerFertilityinHighFertilityCountries.aspxc6bc6bb8-7306-4a05-bfd6-ce5f2cb40881Urban Population to Become the New Majority Worldwide For the first time, more than half the world's population will be living in cities and towns by next year, according to the <i>State of World Population 2007</i> report from the United Nations. Less developed regions will hit the half-way point later, but likely before 2020. 07/18/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/UrbanPopToBecomeMajority.aspxc2b62e15-8470-4481-ba73-e7de0ec322d2Population Pyramids in Excel and PowerPoint Are a SnapPopulation pyramids can be easily prepared in Excel and PowerPoint. Here are simple instructions and demonstrations with files.03/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/howto-population-pyramids-excel.aspxedd7fed9-a501-4fb1-94db-b8f135be3834The Global Muslim PopulationIn 2010, 74 percent of Muslims lived in 49 countries, where they made up the majority of the population. By 2030, the world's total Muslim population is expected to increase by 35 percent over its 2010 level, to 2.2 billion people.06/03/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/muslim-population-growth.aspxdca9cfe9-5ab7-4c73-95d3-f0c44d3b30f0Appalachia's Slow Growth Not Seen in All Its Counties Appalachia's residents remain older, less educated, and less racially diverse than the United States as a whole, but those population trends vary widely by county, according to the 2011 Appalachian Regional Commission report prepared by the Population Reference Bureau.01/07/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/appalachia-growth.aspxd7cc51d9-19c4-4caf-a4d4-875dff4b008aIraqi Population Outlook UncertainWar and international economic sanctions have seriously compromised living conditions for Iraq’s population of 24 million, half of whom are under age 18. Estimates show that life expectancy at birth, which was 65 years at the end of the 1980s, is now 58 years, compared with 76 years in Kuwait.04/25/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/IraqiPopulationOutlookUncertain.aspxcc7efeda-2d32-4ce0-ae58-8666df78dbbdRising Trend of Births Outside MarriageAn important indication of changing attitudes toward family formation is the rapidly rising trend of births outside of marriage. In many countries today, nonmarital childbearing has become routine.04/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/nonmarital-births.aspxc9190a1a-787a-40c3-ba89-bc48f8179fc0New Fertility Rates for EuropeLow fertility rates concern policymakers within Europe because they mean an older age structure and population decline over the long term, even with immigration. 10/31/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/newfertilityrates.aspxc486322a-9617-449e-b0f5-f10c308cc0f2