Population Reference Bureau
PRB headquarters in Washington, D.C.
|Location||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Address||1875 Connecticut Ave NW, #520
Washington, D.C. 20009
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a private, nonprofit organization which informs people around the world about population, health and the environment for research or academic purposes. It was founded in 1929.
PRB was founded by Guy Burch in 1929. In the early 1930s, it shared office space with the Population Association of America (conceived in December 1930 and created in May 1931) in New York City.
PRB aims to have a three-fold mission: Inform (inform people about up-to-date research on population-related issues), Empower (help people put the information to use), and Advance (make sure that policies related to population, health, and the environment are based on sound research).
The organization focuses its work around these "core themes": Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children and Families; Global Health; Population and the Environment; Aging; Inequality and Poverty; Migration and Urbanization; and Gender. PRB also emphasizes two Strategic Approaches: Building Coalitions and Mobilizing Civil Society.
PRB's annual World Population Data Sheet is a double-sided wallchart that presents data from 200 countries on important demographic and health variables such as total population, fertility rates, infant mortality rates, HIV/AIDS prevalence, and contraceptive use.
PRB's online DataFinder allows users to search a database of hundreds of demographic, health, economic, and environment variables for countries, world regions, and states in the United States.
PRB's glossary of population-related terms has been described as an authoritative source by people writing about population.
- Population Association of America
- Institut national d'études démographiques
- Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
- List of population concern organizations
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