The mission of the Population Research Center (PRC) is to provide the resources and culture that are necessary to facilitate the highest level of populationrelated research and training activities through the submission of federal and foundation grants, the production and publication of population-related knowledge, and the dissemination of this work through scholarly meetings, presentations, workshops, teaching, media outlets, and the web. The PRC is an NICHD-funded center.
Births to teenage mothers in the United States have hit record lows for eight successive years, but experts are quick to point out that U.S. teen birth rates are far above those in other high-income countries.Read More
The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke has fallen dramatically during the past 50 years, from 42 percent in 1965 to just 15 percent in 2015.1 Despite this decline, roughly one in five U.S. deaths is due to tobacco-related disease, making it the nation’s top cause of preventable disease and death.Read More
Many people know that individuals with higher levels of education tend to live longer and healthier lives than individuals with low levels of education. In a recent study, Robert Hummer and colleagues built on this knowledge by demonstrating new important characteristics of the relationship between education and adult mortality in the United States. Among their…