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PRB Discuss Online: Child Poverty in America

(2009) The percent of children in poverty (19 percent based on data released on Sept. 10 by the U.S. Census Bureau) is far higher than that of the working-age population or the elderly.

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

Aging and Health in China: What Can We Learn From the World’s Largest Population of Older People?

The United Nations projects that there will be 366 million older Chinese adults by 2050, which is substantially larger than the current total U.S. population of 331 million.

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PRB Discuss Online: Environmental Change, What Are the Links With Migration?

2008) Close to 200 million people are living outside their country of birth. Increasing numbers are refugees fleeing their homeland for another country.

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Children’s Environmental Health: Risks and Remedies

(2002) Overall child mortality declined significantly in the 1990s, but environmental hazards still kill at least 3 million children under age 5 every year.1 Such young children make up roughly 10 percent of the world's population, but comprise more than 40 percent of the population suffering from health problems related to the environment.2

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Paludisme au Cambodge : malgré un recul du nombre de cas, le taux de mortalité demeure élevé

(2003) Selon l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), chaque année près de 300 millions de personnes sont atteintes du paludisme dans le monde, avec pour résultat plus d'un million de décès.

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