Population and Health Materials Working Group Materials in Print and Forthcoming Titles – May 9, 1997


Population Reference Bureau

Currently Available | Forthcoming


  • 1997 World Population Data Sheet
    by Carl Haub and Diana Cornelius, 1997
    (Available in English, French, Spanish)
    PRB’s popular World Population Data Sheet contains the latest population estimates, projections, and other key indicators for 198 countries, including births, deaths, natural increase, infant mortality, total fertility, life expectancy, urban population, contraceptive use, and more. This year’s special column focuses on maternal mortality. (DS97WE) $3.50
  • Family Planning Saves Lives
    by Barbara Shane, 3rd ed., 1997
    (Available in English, French, Spanish)
    A 24-page booklet that provides information on the health benefits of family planning. This new edition presents data from the latest research on maternal and child health and on the linkages between family planning and the International Conference on Population and Development, reproductive health, adolescents, and abortion. (IFPSL3) $5.00
  • Global Population: The Facts and the Future
    by Alene Gelbard with PRB staff and others, 1996
    This kit provides information on world population trends; why they are occurring; the links between population, development, and the environment; how governments and grassroots groups overseas are responding to rapid population growth; and how the environment, foreign policy, and religious communities in the United States view it all. The kit also contains PRB’s latest World Population Data Sheet; a glossary of commonly used population terms; and a list of additional readings and information sources. (IPEWPOPKIT) $7.50
  • MONITORING Family Planning Programs 1996
    by The EVALUATION Project and PRB staff, 1996
    The first of its kind, this wallchart is a compilation of much of the available data on the state of family planning programs in developing countries. It presents a comparative overview of family planning evaluation indicators ranging from government spending on family planning to the types of services available, the facilities used to deliver those services, and the number of new contraceptive users served each year. (IEVALWAL) $3.50
  • Arab World Population: Selected Demographic and Reproductive Health Indicators
    by Farzaneh Roudi, 1997
    Prepared in collaboration with IPPF/Arab World Region, this data sheet provides the most reliable and up-to-date information on population size, birth and death rates, school enrollment, and per capita income in the Arab world. Attractive and easy to understand charts illustrate important demographic trends in this region. (IARABDS) $3.50
  • World Population and the Environment Data Sheet
    by Kimberly A. Crews and Cheryl Stauffer, 1997
    This colorful resource provides data about the populations and environmental conditions of 95 countries. The poster includes additional text, photos, and graphics. (DS97WENV) $3.50
  • Women, Work, and Family in America
    by Suzanne M. Bianchi and Daphne Spain, 1996
    The lives of American women have been transformed by new patterns of marriage and childbearing, educational attainment,, and labor force participation. These changes will shape the American family and society of the 21st century. This Population Bulletin explores both the encouraging signs and the sobering realities of American women’s lives. (BUL51.3) $7.00
  • Population, Food, and Nutrition
    by William Bender and Margaret Smith, 1997
    The world produces enough food for the current population, but will we be able to produce enough to feed future generations? Food needs are likely to double by the middle of the next century because of population growth and increased consumption of meat and other animal products. This Population Bulletin explores the factors that determine worldwide food demand and supply. (BUL51.4) $7.00


  • Epidemiologic Transitions: The Re-Emergence of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
    by S. Jay Olshanky, Bruce A. Carnes, Richard Rogers, and Len Smith (forthcoming), 1997
    Not long ago, developments in the battle against human disease seemed to have set the stage for the eradication of most infectious diseases. But new diseases and new strains of old diseases have rudely awakened epidemiologists and the general public. This Population Bulletin examines the new global health and environmental conditions that make the world ripe for the re-emergence of infectious and parasitic diseases, and the various responses to, and demographic consequences of, this threat. (BUL52.2) $7.00
  • Population and Gender
    by Nancy Riley (forthcoming), 1997
    Gender reflects social as well as biological differences between men and women, and indicates the relative power women have in a society. Gender is receiving increasing attention in population and development policies around the world. This Population Bulletin examines the differences in education, employment, and other aspects of life for men and women around the world. the report also discusses what these factors tell us about gender and women’s status and their effects on population change. (BUL52.1) $7.00
  • Family Planning Saves Lives (Poster)
    by Barbara Shane and Lori Ashford, (forthcoming), 1997
    (Available in English, French, Spanish)
    A colorful poster highlighting the health implications of family planning. The poster serves as a companion to PRB’s publication, Family Planning Saves Lives, or as a stand-alone educational tool. It comes in four different versions: two English versions, one adapted with a photo for Africa and the other for Asia; French for Francophone Africa; and Spanish for Latin America. (IFPSLPOST) $5.00
  • Water and Population Dynamics: Local Approaches to a Global Challenge
    by PRB and IUCN staff, (forthcoming), 1997
    (Available in English, French, Spanish)
    At the World Conservation Congress held in Montreal in October 1996, PRB and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) co-hosted a workshop to explore issues related to world population dynamics and the availability and management of water resources. This booklet presents an overview of the workshop’s findings and policy recommendations, a population-water glossary, and nine developing-country case studies. (IWATPOP) $5.00