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Age Structure Has Changed Differently Across Regions Between 1970 and 2014

October 2014: Article Today, the share of global population under age 20 has dropped to about 35 percent, the population between ages 20 and 64 represent 58 percent, and ages 65 and older represent 7 percent.

Extreme Poverty Rate Falls in Many Countries

October 2014: Article Globally, 1.2 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day, and disproportionately large numbers of them live in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

As Life Expectancy Rises in the United States, Gaps Between Whites and Blacks are Decreasing

October 2014: Article The remaining gaps between whites and blacks are one factor contributing to lower life expectancy at birth in the United States compared with other developed countries.

Child Mortality Rates Decline Steadily Across Much of the World

October 2014: Article Across the globe, many countries have made significant progress in reducing child mortality.

Countries Vary in Progress Toward Reducing Still-High Maternal Mortality

October 2014: Article Globally, the maternal mortality ratio dropped from 380 deaths to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2013.

In U.S., New Data Show Longer, More Sedentary Commutes

September 2014: Article The average full-time worker in the United States spends almost 26 minutes commuting to work, according to just-released data from the 2013 American Community Survey.

Malawi Youth Data Sheet 2014

September 2014: Datasheet The 2014 Malawi Youth Data Sheet provides health and population data for youth ages 15 to 24.

Family Planning and Gender Equality: Paving the Road to Prosperity in Malawi

September 2014: Report This policy brief illustrates how strategic investments in family planning and gender equality can accelerate Malawi’s progress on the road to development and prosperity.

Where Poverty and Inequality Intersect

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.


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