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Publications from 2016

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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

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Limited Access to AP Courses for Students in Smaller and More Isolated Rural School Districts, Douglas J. Gagnon and Marybeth J. 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 P. Schaefer and Marybeth J. 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 J. 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 E. 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 J. Mattingly, Jessica A. Carson, and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Do You Trust Scientists About the Environment?, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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

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Forest management and wildfire risk in inland northwest, Joel N. 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 D. 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 J. 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 J. 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 J. 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 J. Gagnon, Marybeth J. 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 R. McLaughlin

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

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

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2012 New Hampshire Civic Health Index, Bruce L. Mallory and Quixada Moore-Vissing

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Age and lifecycle patterns driving U.S. migration shifts, Kenneth M. Johnson, Richelle Winkler, and Luke T. Rogers

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Child care subsidies critical for low-income families amid rising child care expenses, Kristin Smith and Nicholas Adams

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Comparing teen substance use in northern New Hampshire to rural use nationwide, Karen T. Van Gundy

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Coös youth with mentors more likely to perceive future success, Kent Scovill and Corinna J. Tucker

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Deaths Exceed Births in Record Number of U.S. Counties, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Granite staters weigh in on renewable energy versus drilling: Environmental quality of life ranks high across party lines, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Cameron P. Wake

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Informal kinship care most common out-of-home placement after an investigation of child maltreatment, Wendy A. Walsh

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Mental health among northern New Hampshire young adults: depression and substance problems higher than nationwide, Karen T. Van Gundy

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Middle-skill jobs remain more common among rural workers, Justin R. Young

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New Hampshire Children in Need of Services: Impacts of 2011 Legislative Changes to CHINS, Lisa Speropolous and Barbara Wauchope

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Psychotropic medication use among children in the child welfare system, Wendy A. Walsh and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Recent data show continued growth in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use, Jessica A. Carson and William W. Meub

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Record number of children covered by health insurance in 2011, Michael J. Staley

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Rural natives’ perceptions of strengths and challenges in their communities, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad

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Sixty percent of Coös youth report having a mentor in their lives, Kent Scovill and Corinna J. Tucker

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SNAP use increased slightly in 2012, Jessica A. Carson

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Variation found in rates of restraint and seclusion among students with a disability, Douglas J. Gagnon, Marybeth J. Mattingly, and Vincent J. Connelly

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Wanting more but working less: involuntary part-time employment and economic vulnerability, Rebecca K. Glauber

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Who would be affected by a new minimum wage policy?, Jessica A. Carson

Publications from 2012

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Beginning teachers are more common in rural, high-poverty, and racially diverse schools, Douglas J. Gagnon and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Beliefs about development versus environmental tradeoffs in the Puget Sound region, Thomas G. Safford, Matthew Cutler, Megan M. Henly, Karma Norman, and Phillip Levin

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CDFI industry analysis: summary report, Michael E. Swack, Jack Northrup, and Eric Hangen

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CDFI industry analysis: summary report, 508 compliant version, Michael E. Swack, Jack Northrup, and Eric Hangen

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Coös County’s class of 2009: Where are they now?, Eleanor M. Jaffee

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Coos county teens’ family relationships, Corinna J. Tucker and Desiree Wiesen-Martin

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Coös County youth and out-of-school activities - patterns of involvement and barriers to participation, Erin H. Sharp

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Demographic change in the northern forest, Kenneth M. Johnson, Susan I. Stewart, and Miranda H. Mockrin

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Forest views: Northeast Oregon survey looks at community and environment, Lawrence C. Hamilton, Joel N. Hartter, Forrest Stevens, Russell G. Congalton, Mark J. Ducey, Michael Campbell, Daniel Maynard, and Michael Staunton

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Forging the future: community leadership and economic change in Coös County, New Hampshire, Michele Dillon

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It takes a community: civic life and community involvement among Coös County youth, Justin R. Young

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Lack of protections for home care workers: overtime pay and minimum wage, Kristin Smith

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Mapping food insecurity and food sources in New Hampshire cities and towns, Barbara Wauchope and Sally Ward

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Mathematics achievement gaps between suburban students and their rural and urban peers increase over time, Suzanne E. Graham and Lauren E. Provost

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New Hampshire demographic trends in the twenty-first century, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Over sixteen million children in poverty in 2011, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Jessica A. Bean, and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Public knowledge about polar regions increases while concerns remain unchanged, Lawrence C. Hamilton, Matthew J. Cutler, and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Public perceptions of environmental management in the Puget Sound region, Thomas G. Safford, Matthew Cutler, Megan M. Henly, Karma Norman, and Phillip Levin

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Recessions accelerate trend of wives as breadwinners, Kristin Smith

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Renters more often burdened by housing costs after recession: Nearly half of all renters spent over 30 percent of income on housing by 2010, Jessica A. Bean

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Rural demographic change in the new century: slower growth, increased diversity, Kenneth M. Johnson