Aging populations present a growing challenge for governments, families, and health service providers. Through original analysis and dissemination of research by others, PRB raises awareness of issues related to population aging and explains implications for decisionmakers.

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Countries With the Oldest Populations in the World

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The U.S. Population Is Growing Older, and the Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing

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Older Women Live Longer, But With More Disability and Financial Challenges Than Men

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PRB’s work on matters of health and nutrition spans a range of topics, from measuring noncommunicable disease risk factors among youth worldwide to tracking health indicators across the United States. We make relevant data and research accessible to policy stakeholders and decisionmakers.

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Curbing the Noncommunicable Disease Epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa

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Opioid Overdose Epidemic Hits Hardest for The Least Educated

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Malnutrition: Meeting the Global Challenge

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Poverty has devastating, often lifelong consequences for individuals and families. PRB research on patterns of inequality and poverty helps decisionmakers identify vulnerable populations and potential policy solutions.

Digital and Economic Divides Put U.S. Children at Greater Educational Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Disadvantage for Black Families Compounded by Economic Circumstances of Kin

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Workers at Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Four in 10 Food Preparers and Servers Are Low-Income

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Changes in a population’s size, growth rate, and composition can have profound effects on society, the economy, and individual health and well-being. PRB tracks the key demographic trends underlying global population change and helps decisionmakers understand these trends and their implications.

2020 World Population Data Sheet Shows Older Populations Growing, Total Fertility Rates Declining

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New Report Explores Appalachia’s Current Strengths and Vulnerabilities

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How Demographic Changes Make Us More Vulnerable to Pandemics Like the Coronavirus

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Understanding the conditions and needs of the world’s youth—the 16 percent of the world population between ages 15 and 24—is critical to ensuring a healthy and productive future for them and for society at large.

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PRB Data Center Highlights Role of Youth in Combatting Noncommunicable Diseases

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Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard: Measuring Commitment to Effective Policy and Program Interventions

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2017 World Population Data Sheet With Focus on Youth

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