State of World Population

State of World Population 2017

Worlds Apart - Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Number of pages: 140

Publication date: 17 Oct 2017

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

What do economic inequality and family planning have in common?

The surprising link between the two is explored in the State of World Population 2017, the flagship report of UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency.

Inequality is often talked about as a lopsided distribution of wealth or income but is in fact a much more complex phenomenon. UNFPA’s report shows how supporting women's health and rights can contribute to more balanced economies and societies, and how governments' failure to ensure reproductive health services for the poor can hamper economic growth for all.

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