PRB Topic Feed: Poverty/Topics/Poverty.aspxHow Obesity Relates to Socioeconomic StatusObesity is related to some of the leading causes of death, including heart disease, some cancers, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. While obesity levels have been rising for all socioeconomic groups, some groups are more affected than others.12/03/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/obesity-socioeconomic-status.aspxfa2c18a8-ee31-44a1-b7b7-d95583f54c34Human Development Report Includes New Measures of Global Inequality, Gender Equity, and PovertyThe United Nations Development Programme's annual Human Development Report and its Human Development Index (HDI) provide an important yardstick in measuring global poverty by looking at poverty holistically, beyond just income.12/14/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/un-developmentreport-2010.aspxf826251e-8d6b-4ff6-b8eb-856f39fe720fA Spectator’s Guide to Entitlement ReformThis guide offers suggestions for evaluating the detailed proposals for reforming the social insurance system in the U.S. 05/15/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ASpectatorsGuidetoEntitlementReform.aspxf39d34de-e4cf-4d60-80af-910b4facf921New Index Tracks Children's Well-BeingIs the well-being of America's children good and getting better, or bad and getting worse? A new Index of Child and Youth Well-Being charts the annual change in indicators of the life conditions of children and youth, and reports the results as a single number.12/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/NewIndexTracksChildrensWellBeing.aspxf37caa70-7700-491c-bc4d-1d017730dad8New Study Claims Abortion is Behind Decrease in CrimeCould 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.01/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/NewStudyClaimsAbortionisBehindDecreaseinCrime.aspxf1788a0a-5ade-4996-a589-258fb9fa9bb0The Poor-Rich Health DivideFor the more than 1 billion people living on less than US$1 per day, health services and modern medicines are still out of reach, and many initiatives to improve the health of people in extreme poverty have been unsuccessful.01/09/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/ThePoorRichHealthDivide.aspxef5703ed-d07f-4422-9042-160b635ac107Integrating Coffee Agribusiness and Community Health Initiatives in RwandaThe SPREAD Project in Rwanda's agribusiness programs focuses on research and extension of improved agricultural and processing practices to increase coffee quality and quantity, cooperative and business development assistance for farmer cooperatives and private enterprises.10/05/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/rwanda-population-health-environment.aspxee27e397-f3a7-4bc8-9146-2e9d4e6cf6bf2011 Human Development Report Links Environmental Degradation and InequalityThe United Nations Development Programme's 2011 report examines the relationship between environmental degradation and inequality. Environmental challenges increase inequality, while inequalities in human development such as income, health, and education can further strain the environment. 12/05/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/un-human-development-report-2011.aspxeaf83e60-a596-41fb-95a1-b59d6c94eb61Why 1 in 7 Americans Receive Food StampsThe 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 2000.03/05/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/us-food-stamps.aspxe9d97e5c-09cd-4a80-910a-cdaab0c465faWater at the Forefront of the World Summit on Sustainable DevelopmentPRB recently spoke with Karin Krchnak, program manager for the Population and Environment Program with the National Wildlife Federation about water in the context of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). 08/29/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/WaterattheForefrontoftheWorldSummitonSustainableDevelopment.aspxe48e9e56-826d-4150-92f0-102d04835e4d