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February 2001: Article
Socially and economically, the United States has made real progress since our segregated past of 50 years ago, but there are still deep and persisting disparities between many minority groups and whites.
February 2001: Article
The African American population has made remarkable progress since the 1960s, in education, income, careers, and politics. Still, gaps between blacks and other racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are closing slowly.
January 2001: Article
With funding for Head Start, Title I, and measures to mitigate negative effects of welfare reform all linked to the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty estimates, the agency is refining and updating its numbers.
November 2000: Article
Sub-Saharan Africans stand to benefit from the fulfillment of several goals for improving the welfare of the world's poorest people set by the international community for the next 15 years. But there are many barriers to success.
September 2000: Article
The dramatic decline in the percentage of the older population in poverty is associated with the expansion of federal programs like Social Security and Medicare, and of private pension systems.
June 2000: Article
The environmental justice movement has sought for years to ensure that minority and low-income groups do not bear a disproportionate share of exposure to environmental hazards. Now researchers are putting the issue on the national health agenda.
March 2000: Article
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets can help prevent malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, but only if the people there obtain the nets and learn to use them. The U.S. Agency for International Development hopes a new approach will bring more nets to market.
March 2000: Report
This Population Bulletin looks at trends in health over the past century and identifies the ways that we can pursue the goal of better global health. The authors explore the multiple factors that determine health and stress the need for action from the individual to the international level to improve health.
January 2000: Article
Could abortions performed in the wake of Roe v. Wade explain an abrupt drop in crime in the 1990s? A study pointing to this conclusion has ignited public debate.