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Publications from 2012

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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

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Share of tax filers claiming EITC increases across states and place types between 2007 and 2010, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Elizabeth Kneebone

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The effects of state EITC expansion on children’s health, Reagan A. Baughman

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The local agricultural community exchange: outcomes and lessons learned from a public-private initiative to revitalize a downtown community, Michele Cranwell Schmidt

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Underemployment in urban and rural America, 2005-2012, Justin R. Young

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Understanding child abuse in rural and urban America: risk factors and maltreatment substantiation, Wendy A. Walsh and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Urban-rural differences in concern about the environment and jobs in the Puget Sound region, Thomas G. Safford, Matthew Cutler, Megan M. Henly, Karma Norman, and Phillip Levin

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Who cares for the sick kids? parents’ access to paid time to care for a sick child, Kristin Smith and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Youths' opinions about their opportunities for success in Coös County communities, Erin H. Sharp

Publications from 2011

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Changes in New Hampshire’s republican party: evolving footprint in presidential politics, 1960-2008, Dante J. Scala

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Civil protective orders effective in stopping or reducing partner violence: challenges remain in rural areas with access and enforcement, T. K. Logan and Robert Walker

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Climate change: partisanship, understanding, and public opinion, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Community strength and economic challenge: civic attitudes and community involvement in rural America, Michele Dillon and Justin R. Young

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Continuity and change in Coos County: results from the 2010 North Country CERA survey, Chris R. Colocousis and Justin R. Young

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Coos teens’ view of family economic stress is tied to quality of relationships at home, Corinna J. Tucker and Genevieve R. Cox

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Do you believe the climate Is changing? answers from new survey research, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Education in chronically poor rural areas lags across generations, Jessica D. Ulrich

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Enduring ties to community and nature: charting an alternative future for southeast Alaska, Jessica D. Ulrich and Thomas G. Safford

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Environmental, economic, and social changes in rural America visible in survey data and satellite images, Joel N. Hartter and Chris R. Colocousis

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Household reports of energy assistance receipt increased 48 percent during recession: Proposed cuts threaten vulnerable families, Jessica A. Bean

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How far would you drive for fresh food? How some rural New Hampshire residents navigate a dismal food landscape, Jennifer J. Esala

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Jobs, natural resources, and community resilience: A survey of southeast Alaskans about social and environmental change, Thomas G. Safford, Megan M. Henly, and Jessica D. Ulrich

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Long-term foster care: different needs, different outcomes, Wendy A. Walsh and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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More poor kids in more poor places: children increasingly live where poverty persists, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Kenneth M. Johnson, and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Natural decrease in America: more coffins than cradles, Kenneth M. Johnson

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No place like home: place and community identity among north country youth, Genevieve R. Cox and Corinna J. Tucker

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One million additional children in poverty since 2009: 2010 data reveal nearly one in four southern children now live in poverty, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Jessica A. Bean, and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Rates of public health insurance coverage for children rise as rates of private coverage decline, Michael J. Staley, Jessica A. Bean, and Jessica D. Ulrich

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Reading levels of rural and urban third graders lag behind their suburban peers, Suzanne E. Graham and Christine Teague

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Reliance on supplemental nutrition assistance program continued to rise post-recession, Jessica A. Bean

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Rural and central city residents with multiple children likely to be hardest hit by proposed WIC cuts, Jessica A. Bean

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Rural workers have less access to paid sick days, Kristin Smith and Andrew P. Schaefer

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Social impact of the Gulf Oil Disaster: diverging views from communities in Florida and Louisiana, Jessica D. Ulrich

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Southeastern Kentuckians remain optimistic through Great Recession: growing concerns about sprawl, housing, and recreational opportunities, Jessica D. Ulrich

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Stretching ties: social capital in the rebranding of Coos County, New Hampshire, Michele Dillon

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TANF in rural America: informing re-authorization, Leif Jensen, Marybeth J. Mattingly, and Jessica A. Bean

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Teen stress and substance use problems in Coös: Survey shows strong community attachment can offset risk, Karen T. Van Gundy and Meghan L. Mills

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Total children covered by health insurance increased in 2009, Jessica A. Bean and Michael J. Staley

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Unemployment in the Great Recession: single parents and men hit hard, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Kristin Smith, and Jessica A. Bean

Publications from 2010

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Capital markets, CDFIs, and organizational credit risk, Charles Tansey, Michael E. Swack, Michael Tansey, and Vicky Stein

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Challenges in resource rich communities: Finding the path to redevelopment, Cynthia M. Duncan

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Challenges in serving rural American children through the Summer Food Service Program, Barbara Wauchope and Nena F. Stracuzzi

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Do scientists agree about climate change? public perceptions from a New Hampshire survey, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Federal child nutrition programs are important to rural households, Barbara Wauchope and Anne M. Shattuck

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Finding and affording healthy food in rural America: study results from New Hampshire, Sally Ward

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Hard times made harder: struggling caregivers and child neglect, Wendy A. Walsh

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Help in a haystack: youth substance abuse and mental health services in the North Country, Meghan L. Mills

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Homeless teens and young adults in New Hampshire, Barbara Wauchope

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How Yoopers see the future of their communities: why residents leave or stay in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Jessica D. Ulrich

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Indicators of New Hampshire youth well-being , Barbara Wauchope

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Is New Hampshire's climate warming?, Lawrence C. Hamilton, Barry D. Keim, and Cameron P. Wake

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Low income and impoverished families pay disproportionately more for child care, Kristin Smith and Kristi Gozjolko

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More than one in ten American households relies on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, Jessica A. Bean and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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New Hampshire demographic trends reflect impact of the economic recession, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Ocean views: coastal environmental problems as seen by downeast Maine residents, Thomas G. Safford and Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Older Americans working more, retiring less, Anne M. Shattuck

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Out-of-home care by state and place: higher placement rates for children in some remote rural places, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Melissa Wells, and Michael Dineen

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Out-of-school time matters: activity involvement and positive development among Coos County youth, Erin H. Sharp

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Over 3 million low-income children in rural areas face cut in child tax credit if recovery act improvement expires, Arloc Sherman and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Race, class, and community in a southern forest-dependent region, Chris R. Colocousis and Luke T. Rogers

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Recent highlights from Carsey demographic research, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Rural areas risk being overlooked in 2010 Census, William P. O'Hare

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Rural children - rural communities, William P. O'Hare

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Rural families with a child abuse report are more likely headed by a single parent and endure economic and family stress, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Wendy A. Walsh

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Rural participation in federal child nutrition programs: two studies, Barbara Wauchope

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Teachers matter: feelings of school connectedness and positive youth development among Coos County youth, Nena F. Stracuzzi and Meghan L. Mills

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The changing faces of America's children and youth, Kenneth M. Johnson and Daniel T. Lichter

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The unequal distribution of child poverty: highest rates among young blacks and children of single mothers in rural America, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Jessica A. Bean

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Too much free time: Coos County Youth who are least involved in out-of-school activities are most likely to use drugs and alcohol, Erin H. Sharp

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Understanding very high rates of young child poverty in the south, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Catherine Turcotte-Seabury

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What's for dinner? Finding and affording healthy foods in New Hampshire communities, Nena F. Stracuzzi and Sally Ward

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Wives as breadwinners: wives' share of family earnings hits historic high during the second year of the great recession, Kristin Smith

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Working parents and workplace flexibility in New Hampshire, Kristin Smith and Malcolm Smith

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Young child poverty in 2009: rural poverty rate jumps to nearly 29 percent in second year of recession, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Michelle L. Stransky

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Youth opinions matter: retaining human capital in Coos County, Cesar J. Rebellon, Nena F. Stracuzzi, and Melissa Burbank

Publications from 2009

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Child tax credit expansion increases number of families eligible for a refund, Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Demographic trends in the Manchester-Nashua metropolitan area, Kenneth M. Johnson and Robert Macieski

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Family-friendly policies for rural working mothers, Rebecca K. Glauber

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Financial Innovations Roundtable: Developing practical solutions to scale up integrated community development strategies, Michael E. Swack and Noemi Giszpenc

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Forty-three percent of eligible rural families can claim a larger credit with EITC expansion, Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Home care workers: keeping Granite Staters in their homes as they age, Kristin Smith

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Increased reliance on wives as breadwinners during the first year of the recession, Kristin Smith

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Maximizing returns to colleges and communities, Michael E. Swack

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Navigating the teen years: promise and peril for northern New Hampshire youth, Anne M. Shattuck

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New Hampshire civic health index, Michele Dillon and Shannon H. Rogers

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New Hampshire's population exceeds Maine's for the first time in 200 years, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Paid sick time helps workers balance work and family, Kristin Smith

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Regional young child poverty in 2008: rural Midwest sees increased poverty, while urban Northeast rates decrease, Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Rural America and the South have the highest percent of veterans with service-related disabilities, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Michelle L. Stransky

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Rural and Urban Children Have Lower Rates of Health Insurance Coverage and are More Often Covered by Public Plans, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Michelle L. Stransky

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Rural children are more likely to live in cohabiting-couple households, William P. O'Hare, Wendy Manning, Meredith Porter, and Heidi Lyons

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Rural workers more likely to work nontraditional shifts, Rogelio Saenz

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Rural workers would benefit from unemployment insurance modernization, Anne M. Shattuck

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Seventy-eight percent of working rural families to receive full Making Work Pay tax credit, Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Stay or leave Coos County? Parents' messages matter, Corinna J. Tucker

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Student discipline in New Hampshire schools , Barbara Wauchope

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Students in rural schools have limited access to advanced mathematics courses, Suzanne E. Graham

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The experience of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in mainstreaming of acquisition loans to cooperative manufactured housing communities, Michael E. Swack and Jolan Rivera