PRB Topic Feed: Poverty/Topics/Poverty.aspxPoverty and Inequality Pervasive in Two-Fifths of U.S. CountiesOver the past two decades, inequality and poverty have both become more pervasive in U.S. counties. PRB’s analysis shows that counties are often doubly disadvantaged—experiencing high levels of inequality in combination with high poverty rates. Orleans Parish, Louisiana, home to the Port of New Orleans (pictured above), is an example of a high-inequality, high-poverty county.11/21/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/Poverty-and-Inequality-US-Counties.aspx89fdecd5-620f-4149-97a0-b301752cea10Low 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-a34ed255db6eCommunity 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-1c3b4e43e0e3Family 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.aspx6ceb5512-9092-4764-8791-0d9594360273Subsidized 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-4cc7-8469-9bda58555560PRB Discuss Online: Environment, Poverty, and Security in Today's World, What's Population Got to Do With It?During a PRB Discuss Online, Roger-Mark De Souza, technical director for population, health, and environment at PRB, answered participants' questions about population, health, and environment links. 01/25/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/discussionjan2007.aspx415a0032-37c7-48cd-bff7-46a80439c72b