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View Resource The State of World Population 1998: The New Generations

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has recently issued its annual report highlighting new developments in world population. This year's report, The State of World Population 1998: The New Generations, focuses on the ramifications of the rapid increases in two segments of global population: youth less than fifteen years-old and elderly more than 65 years-old. This Website contains text and...
View Resource ICPD+5: The Hague International Forum

This week's In the News covers an important international conference on population and development. The nine resources discussed provide background information, breaking news, social commentary, and primary materials. This week, official delegates representing governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from over 180 nations are convening in The Hague, Netherlands, on the fifth...
View Resource Five New Open Books from the National Academies Press: Growing Populations, Changing Landscapes; Studies from India, China, and the United States

Several new and forthcoming books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) can now be read online through NAP's OpenBook feature, that allows readers to view full text of books (.html).
View Resource Population Reference Bureau

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB), a nonprofit educational organization, aims "to increase the amount, accuracy, and usefulness of information about population trends and their implications." In addition to general organizational information, PRB's Website provides a selection of full-text articles, excerpts of published reports, and statistical summaries related to world population studies....
View Resource PopNet: The Directory for Global Population Information

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB), a nonprofit educational organization, aims "to increase the amount, accuracy, and usefulness of information about population trends and their implications." PRB maintains PopNet, an extensive directory of population information resources available on the Web. PopNet, "the Source of Global Population Information," contains numerous annotated listings of public...
View Resource The Population Research Center at NORC & The University of Chicago

With its world-renowned departments of sociology and economics, the University of Chicago has a number of research centers dedicated to looking at various issues of social organization and demography. Founded in 1983, the Population Research Center at NORC (National Opinion Research Center) and the University of Chicago bring together researchers from a variety of fields (including psychology,...
View Resource NOVA: World in the Balance

Taking as its focus the deceptively simple questions, How has the world’s population changed over time? and How will it change in the future?, this engaging website (designed as a companion to the television program) developed by NOVA explores both of these queries through a set of interviews, interactive features, and additional resources, such as weblinks and guides for teachers. The interviews...
View Resource Population Connection: Population Education

Population Connection "is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources." The Population Connection's Education Program develops "age-appropriate curricula to complement students' science and social science instruction about human population trends and...;jsessionid=E19...
View Resource Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Founded in 1964, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies maintains a strong link to the Harvard School of Public Health along with other policy institutes at the university. On their homepage, visitors can read their latest press releases, learn about the activities of their associates, and various fellowship opportunities. Along with these general areas, the web-browsing public...
View Resource State of World Population 2008

In November 2008, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) put out its State of World Population book, along with a Youth Supplement, and both are available in their entirety on the UNFPA website. The book is entitled "Reaching Common Ground: Culture, Gender and Human Rights" and the Youth Supplement is entitled "Generation of Change: Young People and Culture". This website offers so much...