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September 2014: Article
In the United States, the gap between those at the top of the economic ladder and those at the bottom is wide and growing.
August 2014: Report
This PopPov research brief addresses challenges and highlights the experiences of four research teams who communicated findings from studies supported under the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Population and Poverty Research Initiative.
These interactive graphics reflects data from PRB's 2014 World Population Data Sheet.
In a recent interview, David Lam discussed the findings of his research on the interaction between economics and the demography of the youth bulge in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jean-François Kobiané and Moussa Bougma discuss the relationships between family structure, poverty, and child labor in Africa.
Ernesto Amaral discusses the influence of demographic transition on economic development in Brazil.
April 2014: Article
One-third of American women are on the verge of poverty: Almost 42 million adult women in 2012 lived in households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold, according to The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink.
April 2014: Report
Given the history of economic difficulties in the Appalachian Region, the Appalachian Regional Commission commissioned the Population Reference Bureau to analyze the effects of the recent recession on household wealth and economic well-being in the region.
March 2014: Article
The weak U.S. economy, reflected in higher unemployment, lower incomes, and widening inequality, is the main reason the number of Americans receiving federal food stamp benefits grew rapidly since 2000.
February 2014: Article
U.S. working mothers have had a hard time in recent years: Between 2007 and 2012, the share of female-headed working families that are low-income increased from 54 percent to 58 percent, according to PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
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