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Publications from 2018

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2020 Census Faces Challenges in Rural America, William P. O'Hare

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Both Rural and Urban SNAP Recipients Affected by Proposed Work Requirements, Jessica A. Carson

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Child Care Expenses Make Middle-Class Incomes Hard to Reach, Robert Paul Hartley, Beth Mattingly, and Christopher Wimer

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Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise, and the Vulnerable Cultural Heritage of Coastal New Hampshire, Meghan Howey

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Data Snapshot: Declines in Child Poverty Continue in 2017, Jessica Carson, Andrew Schaefer, and Marybeth Mattingly

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Data Snapshot: EITC Continues to Reach Families in Poor Places, Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth Mattingly, Kennedy Nickerson, and Jessica Carson

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Data Snapshot: Millennials and Climate Change, Lawrence Hamilton

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Data Snapshot: Ten Years After the Great Recession Began, U.S. Birth Rate Is at Record Low, Kenneth Johnson

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Domestic Migration and Fewer Births Reshaping America, Kenneth Johnson

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Drug Overdose Rates Are Highest in Places With the Most Economic and Family Distress, Shannon M. Monnat

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Full-Time Employment Not Always a Ticket to Health Insurance, Jessica Carson

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Parental Substance Use in New Hampshire: Who Cares for the Children?, Kristin Smith

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Public Awareness of Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Rising, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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The Opioid Crisis in Rural and Small Town America, Shannon M. Monnat and Khary K. Rigg

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Utilization of Long-Term Care by an Aging Population, Reagan Baughma and Jon Hurdelbrink

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Working Families’ Access to Early Childhood Education, Jessica Carson

Publications from 2017

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2016 Child Poverty Rate Sees Largest Decline Since Before Great Recession, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Andrew P. Schaefer, and Jessica A. Carson

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

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As Opioid Use Climbs, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Rises in New Hampshire, Kristin Smith

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Beyond Urban Versus Rural:, Dante J. Scala and Kenneth M. Johnson

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Carsey Perspectives: Children in United States, Both White and Black, Are Growing Up in Dramatically Smaller Families, Tony Fahey

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Carsey Perspectives: Innovative Financing for Community Businesses, Eric Hangen

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Carsey Perspectives: Local Owners Driving Lasting Solutions, An Innovative Model for International Development and Poverty Alleviation, Ilona Drew, Fiona Wilson, and William Maddocks

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Carsey Perspectives: Meeting Farmers Where They Are, Increasing Agricultural Sustainability in Malawi Through Business Format Franchising, Ilona Drew, Abraham DeMaio, William Maddocks, and Fiona Wilson

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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 W. Haines

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Challenge and Hope in the North Country, Lawrence Hamilton, Linda Fogg, and Curt Grimm

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

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Concentrated Poverty Increased in Both Rural and Urban Areas Since 2000, Reversing Declines in the 1990s, Brian C. Thiede, Hyojung Kim, and Matthew Valasik

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Data Snapshot: 2.1 Million More Childless U.S. Women Than Anticipated, Kenneth Johnson

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Data Snapshot: Migration Fuels Largest New Hampshire Population Gain in a Decade, Kenneth Johnson

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Data Snapshot: Nine Million Publicly Insured Children in the Twelve States Facing Federal CHIP Cutoff by End of Year, Jessica Carson

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Data Snapshot: Poorer Working Families with Young Children and No Out-of-Pocket Child Care Struggle Financially, Robert Paul Hartley, Beth Mattingly, and Christopher Wimer

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Data Snapshot: Poverty Estimates for New Hampshire Counties, Andrew Schaefer, Jessica Carson, and Marybeth Mattingly

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Data Snapshot: Public Acceptance of Human-Caused Climate Change Is Gradually Rising, Lawrence Hamilton

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Data Snapshot: SNAP Declines Continue in 2016, but Not for Rural Places, Jessica Carson

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Data Snapshot: Working Families With Young Children Are Unlikely to Afford Child Care, Beth Mattingly, Robert Paul Hartley, and Christopher Wimer

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Drier Conditions, More Wildfire, and Heightened Concerns About Forest Management in Eastern Oregon, Joel Hartter, Lawrence Hamilton, Mark Ducey, Angela Boag, Nils Chistoffersen, Ethan Belair, Paul Oester, Michael Palace, and Forrest Stevens

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

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Employment, Poverty, and Public Assistance in the Rural United States, Rebecca K. Glauber and Andrew P. Schaefer

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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 J. Mattingly, and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Involuntary Part-Time Employment: A Slow and Uneven Economic Recovery, Rebecca K. 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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"Not very many options for the people who are working here" Rural Housing Challenges Through the Lens of Two New England Communities, Jessica Carson and Marybeth Mattingly

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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 S. Conway

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

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

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Transportation and Taxes: What New Hampshire Residents Think About Maintaining Highways and Bridges, Linda M. Fogg, Lawrence Hamilton, and Erin Bell

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 P. Ettlinger and Andrew P. 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 E. Swack

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

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Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America, Andrew P. Schaefer, Marybeth J. 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 P. Schaefer and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Exclusionary Discipline Highest in New Hampshire’s Urban Schools Suspension and Expulsion Found to Disproportionately Affect Disadvantaged Students, Douglas J. 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 J. 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 J. Gagnon and Marybeth J. 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 P. Schaefer, Jessica A. Carson, and Marybeth J. 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 K. 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 M. Johnson

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Was December Warm? Family, Politics, and Recollections of Weather, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Mary D. 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 P. Schaefer, and Marybeth J. 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 J. Mattingly, Andrew P. 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 E. 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 J. 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 J. Gagnon, Marybeth J. Mattingly, and Andrew P. Schaefer

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