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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

World Population 2015


2015 World Population Data Sheet and Digital Features

Every year, PRB provides the latest demographic data for the world, global regions, and more than 200 countries. This year’s collection of indicators include several focusing on the status of women in key areas such as education, employment, and government. Looking at the numbers across the world, we can get a picture of women’s progress towards empowerment—all available at This year’s Data Sheet package includes:

• A multifaceted digital visualization at featuring a customized data dashboard where users can view multiple indicators for a region or country.
• A video focusing on what the data say about the state of women’s empowerment.
• An interactive world map illustrating key demographic variables by country and region.
• A lesson plan for teachers.
• Data in PRB's DataFinder database.

And for the first time, PRB has created a mobile-friendly data query feature that allows easy access on mobile devices to key data points for all the countries and regions on our Data Sheet.

Read initial news coverage on the data:

Bloomberg Business—"These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050" by Steve Matthews.

Wall Street Journal—"17 Countries Where Women Are the Majority of Wage-Earners" by Anna Louie Sussman.

Also introducing: PRB's Instagram! Check us out at

We want to hear your thoughts! Join the discussion @PRBdata and #worldpopdata

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