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Resource Library

Good decisions require good data and information. Search the Resource Library for data and policy products on population, health, and environment issues. Browse collections, explore policy briefs, watch videos, and put the data in context.

Project: Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR)

The Health Costs and Benefits of Living Near Roads, Highways, and Light Rail

People living near highways are negatively affected by pollution and traffic noise but also may have easier access to healthy food, health care, and recreational facilities.

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Project: Empowering Evidence-Driven Advocacy

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

PRB’s Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard evaluates the favorability of 28 current national policy and program environments for youth access to sexual and reproductive health services.

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Project: Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR)

Taxes, Health-Warning Labels May Help Limit Consumption of Sugary Beverages and Improve Health

(2020) To combat obesity and diabetes, lawmakers in a number of U.S. cities have taxed sodas, sports drinks, and sweetened tea, and many are now considering health warning labels.

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Project: Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR)

Cohabiting Couples in the United States Are Staying Together Longer but Fewer Are Marrying

(2020) More unmarried couples today are living together, and doing so for longer than in the past, but fewer of these relationships lead to marriage, new research finds.

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Project: Health Policy Plus (HP+)

Why Policy Matters: Stories of Impact on Health and Wellbeing

(2020) As a partner on the HP+ project, PRB contributed to an activity focused on “Why Policy Matters” through visual storytelling.

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Project: Health Policy Plus (HP+)

Growing Together: Multisectoral Investments in Malawi’s Youth

An ENGAGE™ multimedia presentation that describes the necessary investments in young people’s health, education, employment opportunities, and participation in governance that can create a window of opportunity for accelerated economic development.

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Children, Coronavirus, and the Digital Divide: Native American, Black, and Hispanic Students at Greater Educational Risk During Pandemic

(2020) With the number of coronavirus infections surging, school districts across the United States are grappling with decisions about whether and how to re-open this fall.

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

(2020) With the number of coronavirus infections surging, school districts across the United States are grappling with decisions about whether and how to re-open this fall.

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Project: Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR)

When a Parent Is Incarcerated, Partners and Children Also Pay a Price

(2020) “We live in a country where we have huge numbers of children exposed to parental incarceration. When we talk about the need to reform the criminal justice and mass incarceration systems, we also need to talk about the unintended victims of the current system,” says Christine Leibbrand of the University of Washington.

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