Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 473 words, a 2-minute read.
🚨Situational awareness: The FDA announced it will ban fruit and mint-flavored vaping cartridges, but with exemptions for tobacco and menthol. Go deeper.
There are 1.1 million fewer children living in the U.S. today than at the start of the last decade, Axios' Stef Kight reports.
Why it matters: Even after a numerical decline in the 1970s, children still made up 28% of the total 1980 population. In 2019, kids only made up 22% of the total population.
The big picture: While the child population decreased, the adult population grew by 8.8% in the 2010s, according to an analysis of Census data by Brookings’ William Frey. The child population had grown the previous three decades.
Between the lines: The child population also plummeted in the 1970s — when members of Generation X were kids — after the much larger boomer generation aged into adulthood. But the child population steadily rose from there until the 2010s.
States with the largest share of their populations under 18:
States with the smallest share of their populations under 18:
Go deeper: Americans are moving less
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An Indonesian rescue worker helps his colleague as they navigate through a flooded neighborhood in Jakarta.
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (left) and Meryl Streep on set of "Little Women.” Photo: Wilson Webb/Sony Pictures via AP
Women directed 12 of 2019’s top 100-grossing films — the most ever recorded, AP reports.
Why it matters: The previous high in USC’s annual study was 8%, in 2008. In 2018, only 4.5% of the year’s top films were directed by women.
Between the lines: Despite the gains, female filmmakers have been largely overlooked in this awards season.