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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.

Population: An Introduction to Demography

PRB’s latest Population Bulletin provides a basic understanding of demography and demographic processes, including fertility, mortality, and migration, and their effects on the world.

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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+)

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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How Many People in the United States Are Experiencing Homelessness?

(2020) The economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States include an unemployment rate higher than at any time in the country’s history—including the Great Depression. As an unprecedented number of Americans struggle with job loss, many of them may lose their homes. Many others may lose their homes due to natural disasters or other crises.

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Disasters Raise Risk of a Homeless Undercount in 2020 Census

The 2020 Census count of people experiencing homelessness takes place in the middle of peak wildfire and hurricane seasons—and the coronavirus pandemic—making a complicated process even more challenging.

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

Country Profile Worksheet

(2020) PRB’s World Population Data Sheet is an excellent reference and data analysis tool. This series of short activities allows students to access a wealth of data on the world, regions, and individual countries, and develop their data literacy skills and knowledge of geography.

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

Blank World Map

(2020) PRB’s World Population Data Sheet is an excellent reference and data analysis tool. This series of short activities allows students to access a wealth of data on the world, regions, and individual countries, and develop their data literacy skills and knowledge of geography.

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