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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)

High Obesity Rates Plus Severe Coronavirus Cases Could Strain Rural U.S. Hospitals

As coronavirus cases rise in less densely populated states in the Midwest and West, the disease, combined with high levels of obesity in rural America, could pose major challenges for health care systems, suggests Mark Lee at the University of Minnesota.

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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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Life on Hold: How the Coronavirus Is Affecting Young People’s Major Life Decisions

(2020)The past two decades have been tumultuous for the United States. During the first 20 years of the 21st century, the nation experienced a major terrorist attack, a housing market meltdown, a severe economic recession, a significant downturn in the stock market, and a pandemic that led to the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression.

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Coronavirus and the 2020 Census: Where Should College Students Be Counted?

(2020) Census operations are changing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau announced on June 18, 2020, that it is reaching out to colleges and universities with significant off-campus student populations to help ensure they are counted in the right place in the 2020 Census.

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Project: PACE: Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health

How Can We Holistically Address Equity, Conservation, Reproductive Health, and Livelihood Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

(2020) Nearly everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe, straining health systems and people’s abilities to maintain their livelihoods.

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s Demographic and Health Characteristics Will Influence the Course of the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, few sub-Saharan African countries had reported a single case of the disease, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Coronavirus Stress and Fear

Stress and fear during coronavirus social isolation can alter gene activity in ways that affect your immune system, but doing good deeds can bolster health.

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