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Publications from 2017

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A Demographic and Economic Profile of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth Mattingly, and Douglas Gagnon

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After the Bell: Youth Activity Engagement in Relation to Income and Metropolitan Status, Sarah E. Leonard

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A Profile of Youth Poverty and Opportunity in Southwestern Minnesota, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, and Douglas Gagnon

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Beyond Urban Versus Rural:, Dante Scala and Ken Johnson

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Carsey Perspectives: New Hampshire's Electricity Future; Cost, Reliability, and Risk, Cameron P. Wake, Matt Magnusson, Christine Foreman, and Fiona Wilson

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Carsey Perspectives: To Dig, Or Not To Dig?, Tom Haines

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Child Care Expenses Push Many Families Into Poverty, Marybeth Mattingly and Christopher Wimer

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Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicide Represent Growing Share of U.S. Mortality, Shannon M. Monnat

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Eyes Off the Earth? Public Opinion Regarding Climate Science and NASA, Lawrence C. Hamilton, Jessica Brunacini, and Stephanie Pfirm

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Gains in Reducing Child Poverty, but Racial-Ethnic Disparities Persist, Jessica A. Carson, Marybeth Mattingly, and Andrew Schaefer

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Involuntary Part-Time Employment: A Slow and Uneven Economic Recovery, Rebecca Glauber

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Maine Head Start Report: 2017, Jessica A. Carson

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More Than 95 Percent of U.S. Children Had Health Insurance in 2015, Michael J. Staley

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Moving to Diversity, Richelle L. Winkler and Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Data Show U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low, Kenneth M. Johnson

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On Renewable Energy and Climate, Trump Voters Stand Apart, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Public Support for Environmental Protection, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Senior Tax Breaks on the Move—but Are Seniors Actually Moving?, Karen Conway

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State EITC Programs Provide Important Relief to Families in Need, Douglas Gagnon, Marybeth J. Mattingly, and Andrew Schaefer

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Teen Dating Violence in New Hampshire: Who Is Most at Risk?, Katie Edwards and Angela Neal

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The Zika Virus Threat: How Concerns About Scientists May Undermine Efforts to Combat the Pandemic, Thomas G. Safford, Lawrence C. Hamilton, and Emily Whitmore

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Three in Ten Rural and Urban Medicaid Recipients May Be Affected by Potential Work Requirements, Andrew Schaefer and Jessica A. Carson

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Toward a More Equal Footing: Early Head Start In Maine, Jessica A. Carson

Publications from 2016

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After a Parent Left Employment, One in Five Children Lost Private Insurance, Kristin Smith

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After Years of Decline, Private Health Insurance Rates Among Children Grew in 2014, Michael J. Staley

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Carsey Perspective: Is the Poverty Rate 1.1 Percent?, Michael Ettlinger and Andrew Schaefer

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Carsey Perspectives: Bridging Farm and Table: The ‘Harvest to Market’ Innovation, Andrew Walters and Edie Allard

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Carsey Perspectives: Saving Salt, Protecting Watersheds, in Winter Road Maintenance. Highlights from a Social Venture Innovation Challege Winner, Andrew Jaccoma

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CDFIs and Online Business Lending: A Review of Recent Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities, Jack Northrup, Eric Hangen, and Michael Swack

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Child Care Costs Exceed 10 Percent of Family Income for One in Four Families, Marybeth Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, and Jessica A. Carson

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Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America, Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth Mattingly, and Kenneth M. Johnson

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Clean Water for Less Integrated Planning Reduces the Cost of Meeting Water Quality Goals in New Hampshire, Alison W. Watts, Robert Roseen, Paul E. Stacey, Renee Bourdeau, and Theresa Walker

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Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrant and Native-Born Populations in Rural and Urban Places, Andrew Schaefer and Marybeth Mattingly

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Exclusionary Discipline Highest in New Hampshire’s Urban Schools Suspension and Expulsion Found to Disproportionately Affect Disadvantaged Students, Douglas Gagnon, Eleanor M. Jaffee, and Reeve Kennedy

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Fewer Than Half of WIC-Eligible Families Receive WIC Benefits, Kristin Smith

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First in the Nation: New Hampshire's Changing Electorate, Kenneth M. Johnson, Dante Scala, and Andrew Smith

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Forests in Flux: The Effects of Demographic Change on Forest Cover in New England and New York, Mark J. Ducey, Kenneth M. Johnson, Ethan P. Belair, and Miranda H. Mockrin

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Hispanic Children Least Likely to Have Health Insurance: Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Language Barriers to Coverage, Jessica A. Carson and Michael J. Staley

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Most U.S. School Districts Have Low Access to School Counselors: Poor, Diverse, and City School Districts Exhibit Particularly High Student-to-Counselor Ratios, Douglas Gagnon and Marybeth Mattingly

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Over 80 Percent of New Hampshire Residents Support Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance, Kristin Smith

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Overall Declines in Child Poverty Mask Relatively Stable Rates Across States, Andrew Schaefer, Jessica A. Carson, and Marybeth Mattingly

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Paid Family and Medical Leave in New Hampshire: Who Has It? Who Takes It?, Kristin Smith and Nicholas Adams

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The Impact of State Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage at the County Level, Danielle Rhubart

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The Unmet Need for Care: Vulnerability Among Older Adults, Rebecca Glauber and Melissa Day

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U.S. Births Remain Low as the Great Recession Wanes; More Than Three Million Fewer Births and Still Counting, Kenneth Johnson

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Was December Warm? Family, Politics, and Recollections of Weather, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Mary Lemcke-Stampone

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Water Concerns Unite Citizen Activists:A Community Rights Movement Transcends Party, Age, and Gender, Cliff Brown

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Where Is the North Pole? An Election-Year Survey on Global Change, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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White Deaths Exceed Births in One-Third of U.S. States, Rogelio Saenz and Kenneth M. Johnson

Publications from 2015

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2014 Data Indicate That Four in Ten Children Live in Low-Income Families, Jessica A. Carson, Andrew Schaefer, and Marybeth Mattingly

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A Community Schools Approach to Accessing Services and Improving Neighborhood Outcomes in Manchester, NH, Justin R. Young

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After Great Recession, More Married Fathers Providing Child Care, Kristin Smith

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Although Child Poverty Declined in 2014, Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disadvantages Remain, Marybeth Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, and Jessica A. Carson

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A Transformation in Mexican Migration to the United States, Rogelio Saenz

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Behind at the Starting Line: Poverty Among Hispanic Infants, Daniel T. Lichter, Scott R. Sanders, and Kenneth M. Johnson

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Carsey Perspectives: Polling and the New Hampshire Primary, David W. Moore and Andrew E. Smith

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CDFIs Stepping into the Breach: An Impact Evaluation—Summary Report, Michael Swack, Eric Hangen, and Jack Northrup

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Child Protective Services May Link Families to Needed Income Supports, Wendy A. Walsh and Marybeth Mattingly

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Conservative and Liberal Views of Science, Does Trust Depend on Topic?, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Coverage Rates Stabilize for Children’s Health Insurance: State Policy Change May Be Needed to Address Remaining Children Without Insurance, Michael J. Staley

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Deaths Exceed Births in Most of Europe, But Not in the United States, Kenneth M. Johnson, Layton M. Fields, and Dudley L. Poston Jr.

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Diversity Growing Because Births Far Exceed Deaths Among Minorities, But Not Among Whites, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Federal EITC Kept 2 Percent of the Population Out of Poverty Greatest Poverty Reductions in Texas, North Carolina, and Arizona, Douglas Gagnon, Marybeth Mattingly, and Andrew Schaefer

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Forest Views: Shifting Attitudes Toward the Environment in Northeast Oregon, Angela E. Boag, Joel Hartter, Lawrence C. Hamilton, Forrest R. Stevens, Mark J. Ducey, Michael W. Palace, Nils D. Christoffersen, and Paul T. Oester

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Limited Access to AP Courses for Students in Smaller and More Isolated Rural School Districts, Douglas Gagnon and Marybeth Mattingly

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Many Eligible Children Don’t Participate in School Nutrition Programs; Reauthorization Offers Opportunities to Improve, Jessica A. Carson

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Migration Trends Shifted in 2014: Also Record Deaths and Continuing Low Fertility, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Official Poverty Statistics Mask the Economic Vulnerability of Seniors A Comparison of Maine to the Nation An, Andrew Schaefer and Marybeth Mattingly

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Oral Health Care Access in New Hampshire, Eleanor M. Jaffee, Joan Widmer, and Lisa Speropolous

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Rates of SNAP Receipt Stabilize or Drop in All Regions for First Time Since Great Recession, Jessica A. Carson and Paul Anskat

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Red Rural, Blue Rural; Rural Does Not Always Equal Republican, Dante Scala and Kenneth M. Johnson

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Rural Adolescents Are More Likely Than Their Urban Peers to Abuse Prescription Painkillers, Shannon M. Monnat and Khary K. Rigg

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SCALING U.S. COMMUNITY INVESTING THE INVESTOR-PRODUCT INTERFACE, Michael Swack and Eric Hangen

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Should I Say Something? Dating and Sexual Aggression Bystander Intervention Among High School Youth, Katie Edwards, Robert P. Eckstein, and Kara Anne Rodenhizer-Stampfli

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Strategies to Strengthen Youth Leadership and Youth Participation Opportunities in Central Appalachia, Rebecca O'Doherty, Ada Smith, Ben Spangler, Elandria Williams, and Katie Richards-Schuster

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Trump and Sanders Supporters Differ Sharply on Key Scientific Fact, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Why Do the Children Flee? Public Security and Policing Practices in Central America, Mary Fran T. Malone

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Women As Economic Providers: Dual-Earner Families Thrive As Women's Earings Rise, Kristin Smith

Publications from 2014

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Cause for Optimism? Child Poverty Declines for the First Time Since Before the Great Recession, Marybeth Mattingly, Jessica A. Carson, and Andrew Schaefer

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Do You Trust Scientists About the Environment?, Lawrence Hamilton

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Families Continue to Rely on Wives As Breadwinners Post-Recession, Kristin Smith and Andrew Schaefer

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Forest management and wildfire risk in inland northwest, Joel Hartter, Forrest R. Stevens, Lawrence C. Hamilton, Paul T. Oester, Russell G. Congalton, Mark J. Ducey, and Morgan A. Crowley

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Health Insurance Among Young Adults Rebounds Post Recession: More Become Dependents on a Parent's Plan After ACA Extends Coverage to Adult Children, Michael J. Staley and Jessica A. Carson

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Immigration to Manchester, New Hampshire, Sally Ward, Justin R. Young, and Curt Grimm

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Intimate partner violence among LGBTQ+ college students, Katie Edwards and Kateryna Sylaska

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Key Findings and Recommendations from the Coös Youth Study: Research from the First Half of the Study, Michael S. Staunton and Eleanor M. Jaffee

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Levels of Household Chaos Tied to Quality of Parent-Adolescent Relationships in Coös County, New Hampshire, Corinna Jenkins Tucker

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New Population Projections Reflect Slower Growth and Increasing Diversity, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Proposed EITC Expansion Would Increase Eligibility and Dollars for Rural and Urban “Childless” Workers, Jessica A. Carson and Marybeth Mattingly

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Public Insurance Drove Overall Coverage Growth Among Children in 2012, Michael J. Staley

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Related Foster Parents Less Likely to Receive Support Services Compared With Nonrelative Foster Parents, Wendy A. Walsh and Marybeth Mattingly

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Restraint and Seclusion of Students With a Disability Continue to Be Common in Some School Districts Patterns Remain Relatively Consistent Despite Recent Policy Changes, Douglas Gagnon, Marybeth Mattingly, and Vincent J. Connelly

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Social Connections, Safety, and Local Environment in Three Manchester, New Hampshire, Neighborhoods Survey of Residents’ Perceptions, Justin R. Young

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The Hidden Cost of the Recession: Two Million Fewer Births and Still Counting, Kenneth M. Johnson

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The importance of outdoor activity and place attachment to adolescent development in Coös County, New Hampshire, Jayson Seaman and Sean McLaughlin

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The Increasing Diversity of America's Youth, Kenneth M. Johnson, Andrew Schaefer, Daniel T. Lichter, and Luke T. Rogers

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The long-term unemployed in the wake of the Great Recession, Andrew Schaefer

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Understanding Connections Between Rural Communities and Family Well-Being, Cynthia Fletcher

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Walking builds community cohesion: Survey of two New Hampshire communities looks at social capital and walkability, Shannon H. Rogers, Kevin H. Gardner, and Cynthia H. Carlson

Publications from 2013

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2012 National child poverty rate stagnates at 22.6 percent, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Jessica A. Carson, and Andrew Schaefer