Workshop Summary The Determinants of Recent Trends in Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa
This report is the summary of a workshop held in June 2015 that explored the determinants and consequences of fertility trends in sub-Saharan Africa to better understand factors that may explain the pace of fertility decline in the region. The workshop was organized to explore fertility trends, their proximate determinants, the status and impact of family planning programs, and prospects for further reducing fertility.
Workshop Summary Sharing Research Data to Improve Public Health in Africa
This report is a summary of a workshop held in South Africa earlier this year that convened public health researchers and epidemiologists primarily from the African content along with international experts, to talk about the benefits and challenges of sharing data to improve public health, and discuss potential actions to guide future work related to public health research data sharing.
Workshop Summary Strengthening the Scientific Foundation for Policymaking to Meet the Challenges of Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean
This report is the summary of a workshop held in Mexico City earlier this year where scientific research was presented on aging in Latin America and the Caribbean and the similarities and differences around the world. The workshop highlighted the main areas where experts believe research is insufficient and where new research is required.
The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: Implications for Federal Programs and Policy Responses
This report examines the impact the growing gap in life expectancy has on the present value of lifetime benefits that people with higher or lower earnings will receive from major entitlement programs, such as Social Security.