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PRB Discuss Online: Population and National Security

(2011) In her new book, The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security, author Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba argues that the future of warfare will be shaped by demographic trends in fertility, mortality, and migration.

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U.S. Science and Engineering Labor Force Stalls, but Trends Vary Across States

(2012) Scientists and engineers make up only about 5 percent of the U.S. labor force, but are viewed as an important engine for higher earnings, innovation, and economic growth.

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PRB Discuss Online: Managing Unauthorized Migration

(2008) Unauthorized migration is a major issue in the United States and many other countries, sometimes generating intense publicity and debate.

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Performance-Based Incentives Integrate Family Planning and Maternal/Child Health Services

(2011) The benefits of integrating family planning (FP) into maternal and child health (MCH) services go beyond improving access to FP. Integration can increase the number of trained health care personnel who are responsive to the needs of children and mothers, improve management of the health care system, and address the reproductive health of women while requiring fewer patient visits.

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Census Bureau Plans to Eliminate ‘Foster Child’ Category

(2007) The U.S. Census Bureau plans to eliminate the "foster child" relationship category on its questionnaires for the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey. They will be counted with other children, but foster children's characteristics as a group will not be available.

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The Dynamics of Latino Population Growth

(2010) Latinos are increasingly shaping the demographic makeup of the United States.

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Despite Wide-Ranging Benefits, Girls’ Education and Empowerment Overlooked in Developing Countries

(2010) Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of girls' education on child and maternal mortality, health, fertility rates, poverty, and economic growth.

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