Why Is the U.S. Census So Important?
The 2020 Census count began in January, kicking off a once-a-decade operation in which every household in the United States will be asked to answer a short series of questions that will influence policymaking and planning for the next decade.1 The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census be taken ev…
Myths, Misconceptions Still Discourage Use of Family Planning
Twenty-five years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, most countries have made great strides in increasing access to and voluntary use of family planning. However, pernicious, difficult-to-address myths and misconceptions around modern contraception st…
2018 World Population Data Sheet With Focus on Changing Age Structures
PRB estimates the 2018 worldwide total fertility rate (TFR, or average births per woman over their lifetime) at 2.4; the global TFR has been declining for the past few decades but remains high enough to generate continued population growth.
Lesson Plan: 2017 World Population Data Sheet
PRB's World Population Data Sheet is an excellent reference and data analysis tool. Teachers are encouraged to have their students use the data sheet for a variety of topics and activities. The following are a series of short activities to provide access to the wealth of data on the world, region…
2017 World Population Data Sheet With Focus on Youth
The global human population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050. This year’s edition includes a special focus on the world’s youth (ages 15-24), with indicators and analytical graphics showing countries by population, the current world population and other key indicators.