The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want.
Globally, half of students aged 13–15 experience peer-to-peer violence in and around school. This violence has short-term effects on their educational achievement and leaves a long-term impression on their futures.
A new policy brief from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Youth in a Global World, describes what it's like to grow up in today's world, with a special focus on four major experiences in the lives of young people: schooling, health, marriage, and childbearing.
This document is a report published in 2006 by the Regional Office for Education in the Arab States, Beirut, and the American University of Beirut.