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Rural Migrant Remittances May Protect Forests

(February 2012) Sprawling urban areas most obviously demonstrate the environmental impact of migration. Water scarcity, pollution, and lack of adequate housing are some of the more evident impacts of urban population growth.

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Shotgun Weddings a Sign of the Times in Japan

(2002) When it comes to creating a family, many young Japanese are dispensing with tradition. No longer compelled to live by their parents' mores, many are staying single longer and conceiving children before getting married.

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Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar Connect Family Planning With Environmental Health

(2012) Remote rural communities in developing countries typically face the related challenges of extreme poverty, poor health, and environmental degradation. And population growth often exacerbates these challenges.

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

2015 World Population Data Sheet Interactive: Focus on Women’s Empowerment

This year’s data include indicators on the status of women in key areas such as education, employment, and government. Looking at the numbers across the world, we can get a picture of women’s progress towards equality.

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

Webinar: Addressing Gender Through Integrated Population, Health, and Environment Approaches

Collecting, analyzing, and using gender-related indicators in projects is critical to addressing many of the underlying challenges that communities around the world face, particularly in integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) projects.

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Change Comes Slowly for Religious Diversity in India

(2009) Religious diversity has been a defining characteristic of India's population for centuries. The country has no official state religion, but religion plays a central role in Indian daily life through its temple ceremonies, festivals, pilgrimages, family religious traditions, and the like. While Hinduism has been the dominant religion for several thousand years, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism, and Sikhism have also flourished.

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Population Size Not Alone in Shaping Climate Impact; Aging and Urbanization Also Key

(2012) The impact of humans on climate is shaped by choices such as what we eat, where we live, how we travel, and how we heat our homes. Research has shown that all of these consumption patterns are influenced by various demographic characteristics, yet most projections of future emissions and related climate impacts focus only on population size.

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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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Project: Evidence to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Report. Reflections From Five Years of Research on FGM/C

From 2015 to 2019, the African-led consortium developed innovative research methods and uncovered new evidence about the practice and how it is changing—focusing on families and communities, and health and legal systems—in eight countries: Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, and Sudan.

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