PRB Topic Feed: Poverty/Topics/Poverty.aspxLow Wages in India's Manufacturing IndustryIndia is the fourth-largest economy in the world, accounting for 4.6 percent of the world's gross domestic product. Yet India's exports in 2007 were only 1 percent of the world's total. A study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics presents new data on labor costs in the manufacturing industry in India. 07/07/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/indiamanufacturing.aspx324a1c9c-15db-41d4-aad5-a34ed255db6eFamily Planning Policies and the Poor in PeruOver the past two decades, the government of Peru has instituted a series of laws and policies designed to expand access to family planning services. A recent article in International Family Planning Perspectives notes that these policies have not always achieved their desired effect. 03/14/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/perufamilyplanning.aspx6ceb5512-9092-4764-8791-0d9594360273Community Action Addresses Population Impacts on the EnvironmentA young population age structure, in-migration, and high fertility contribute to rapid population growth in many communities, exerting pressure on local resources. 02/09/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/CommunityActionAddressesPopulationImpactsEnvironment.aspxfa1e7585-345f-4f9e-a429-e8ab790579e5How People in India <i>Really</i> LiveMost houses in India are constructed of mud and have dirt floors and very few households have computers or cars. 12/18/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/howindianslive.aspxc0bc844d-4c52-4c8b-bc7f-1c3b4e43e0e3Subsidized Contraceptives Benefit Disadvantaged WomenRecent research considers the extent to which subsidized contraceptives influence the use of family planning supplies in several developing countries.08/24/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/subsidized-contraception.aspxcdd0615c-ead6-48b2-b588-595d69b04334Some Kenyan Children Are Not in School Despite Free Primary EducationDespite a free primary education policy introduced by the Kenyan government in 2003, a substantial number of children who should benefit from it are still out of school, even though gains have been made between 1998 and 2009.04/03/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/kenya-school-education.aspx942d9d1a-176b-4346-95e2-7e08fd3dbd4dWhere Poverty and Inequality IntersectIn the United States, the gap between those at the top of the economic ladder and those at the bottom is wide and growing.09/23/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/us-poverty-inequality.aspx7a6badc0-3a74-433a-b14c-d38806bc4d59Reducing Maternal Deaths in West and Central AfricaMaternal deaths can be prevented when women give birth in health facilities attended by skilled personnel. 08/27/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/maternal-deaths-west-central-africa.aspx55c6482b-70ab-4cc7-8469-9bda58555560The Growing Owner/Renter Gap in Affordable HousingNew data from the American Community Survey show that between 2007 and 2012, the cost burden for homeowners has dropped, while the share of renters with high cost burdens has increased. 10/01/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/us-owners-renters-housing.aspx20a8bb4c-23fc-46e6-b0a9-674726f96f3fThe Demographic Divide: What It Is and Why It MattersThe vast gulf in birth and death rates among the world’s countries reflects a global division between mostly poor nations with relatively high birth rates and low life expectancies and mostly wealthy nations with low birth rates and life expectancies past age 75.12/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/TheDemographicDivideWhatItIsandWhyItMatters.aspx0f5f70c0-04f8-4b99-a5ef-7d45d1c9ee7e