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Publications from 2022

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Clean Energy Project Development for Low-Income Communities: Strengthening the Ecosystem for Delivering Solar Energy and Deep Efficiency Retrofits, Eric Hangen

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Conspiracy vs. Science: A Survey of U.S. Public Beliefs, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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"Daylight Maximizing" Time for All, Rebecca Ray

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Growing Racial Diversity in Rural America: Results from the 2020 Census, Kenneth M. Johnson and Daniel Lichter

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More Coffins than Cradles in 2,300 U.S. Counties: COVID's Grim Impact, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Rural America Lost Population Over the Past Decade for the First Time in History, Kenneth M. Johnson

Publications from 2021

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2020 Census Reflects Lagging U.S. Population Growth, Kenneth M. Johnson

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2020 New Hampshire Civic Health Index, Quixada Moore-Vissing and Bruce L. Mallory

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7.6 Million Fewer Births and Still Counting, Kenneth M. Johnson

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"BackPack" Food Programs Linked to Higher Test Scores for School Children, Michael Kurtz, Karen S. Conway, and Robert D. Mohr

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Bringing Solar Energy to Low- and Moderate-Income Communities, Eric Hangen, Rebecca Regan, and Sarah Boege

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Childcare Remains Out of Reach for Millions in 2021, Leading to Disproportionate Job Losses for Black, Hispanic, and Low-Income Families, Jonathan Koltai, Jessica A. Carson, Tyrus Parker, and Rebecca Glauber

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Deaths Exceeded Births in a Record Number of States in 2020, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Designing and Conducting a Community-Based Civic Health Index: A Primer for Local Leaders, Quixada Moore-Vissing and Bruce L. Mallory

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Four-in-Five Adults Are Vaccinated or Intend to Get a Vaccine, Sarah Boege

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Half of New Hampshire Residents Buy Local Farm Food at Least a Few Times a Month, But Engagement Varies by County, Jessica A. Carson, Analena Bruce, and Isaac Leslie

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Home Isn't Where the Office Is: Black Professionals Discuss Challenges of Working Remotely, John Jones and Jordan Hensley

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Improving Staff Communication for Small Non-Profits: Girls' Empowerment Program Case Study, Elizabeth Schwaner

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Inequities in Job Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Year Later, Rogelio Saenz, Corey Sparks, and Asiya Validova

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Modest Population Gains, but Growing Diversity in New Hampshire with Children in the Vanguard, Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Census Data Reveal Modest Population Growth in New Hampshire Over the Past Decade, Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Census Reflects Growing U.S. Population Diversity, with Children in the Forefront, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Scaling Equitable Solar Finance, Eric Hangen, Rebecca Regan, and Sarah Boege

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Share of Childless Adults Eligible for EITC Triples Under American Rescue Plan, Jessica A. Carson

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Smallest U.S. Population Growth in History: More Deaths, Fewer Births, and Less Immigration, Kenneth M. Johnson

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The Slow Dawn of Climate-Change Awareness, and Its Challenge for a Sustainable Planet, Lawrence C. Hamilton

Publications from 2020

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Affordability Challenges Drive Food Insufficiency in the Pandemic, Jessica A. Carson and Sarah Boege

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An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Are New Hampshire’s Winters Warming? Yes, But Fewer Than Half of State Residents Recognize the Trend, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Elizabeth Burakowski

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Behavioral Finance of Impact Investing: The Case of Donor-Advised Funds, Eric Hangen, Michael E. Swack, and Jordan Hensley

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Biden's Victory Due to Increased Support Along the Entire Rural-Urban Continuum, Kenneth M. Johnson and Dante Scala

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CDFIs Can Make the SBA PPP Loan Program Work for Smaller, Minority-Owned, and Women-Owned, Small Businesses, Eric Hangen and Michael E. Swack

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Conservative Media Consumers Less Likely to Wear Masks and Less Worried About COVID-19, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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COVID-19 Didn't Create a Child Care Crisis, But Hastened and Inflamed It, Jessica A. Carson and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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Deaths Exceeded Births in Nearly Half of U.S. Counties Last Year, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Distribution of New Hampshire’s Older Population Complicates Health Care Delivery During Coronavirus Epidemic, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Employment Income Drops in More Low-Income Than High-Income Households in All States, Michael P. Ettlinger and Jordan Hensley

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Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Eligibility by New Hampshire State Legislative District, Sarah Boege and Jessica A. Carson

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Health Conditions and an Older Population Increase COVID-19 Risks in Rural America, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Ideology Affects Trust in Science Agencies During a Pandemic, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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Innovation in Food Access Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica A. Carson

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Is Rural America Failing or Succeeding? Maybe Both, Kenneth M. Johnson and Daniel T. Lichter

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Kidogo: Addressing the Childcare Needs of Low-Income Families in East Africa, Jill Howard, Fiona Wilson, and E. Hachemi Aliouche

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Mapping State Unemployment, Michael P. Ettlinger and Jordan Hensley

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Migration Gains to New Hampshire From Other U.S. States Are Growing, With the Largest Gains Among Young Adults, Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Data Show One-in-Six Children Were Poor Before COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica A. Carson and Sarah Boege

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New Hampshire Population Grew Last Year, Even Though Deaths Exceeded Births, Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Hampshire's Estimated Population Gain Is the Largest in New England, Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Voters Will Influence Outcome in New Hampshire Primary, Kenneth M. Johnson, Dante Scala, and Andrew Smith

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Outlaw Operators: Prevention Failures and the Resurgence of Black Lung in Central Appalachia, Aysha Bodenhamer

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Providing Clean Energy Solutions to India’s Bottom of the Pyramid Population, Jill Howard, Fiona Wilson, and E. Hachemi Aliouche

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Rising Student Debt and the 2020 Election, James Kvaal and Jessica Thompson

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Rural Areas with Seasonal Homes Hit Hard by COVID-19, Jessica A. Carson

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Steyer Spends the Most, but Only Yang and Gabbard Focus Facebook Advertising on New Hampshire, Jordan Hensley

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The Benefits and Barriers to Living in Coös County, New Hampshire: Perceptions of the Region From Emerging Adults, Kristine Bundschuh

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The Inequities of Job Loss and Recovery Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rogelio Saenz and Corey Sparks

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The Poverty-Reducing Effects of the EITC and Other Safety Nets for Young Adult Parents, Jessica A. Carson

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Trusting Scientists More Than the Government: New Hampshire Perceptions of the Pandemic, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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U.S. Fertility Rates and Births Continue to Diminish, Kenneth M. Johnson

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U.S. Population Growth Slows, but Diversity Grows, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Views of a Fast-Moving Pandemic: A Survey of Granite Staters’ Responses to COVID-19, Thomas G. Safford and Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Voting and Attitudes Along the Red Rural–Blue Urban Continuum, Kenneth M. Johnson and Dante Scala

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What Do We Know About What to Do With Dams? How Knowledge Shapes Public Opinion About Their Removal in New Hampshire, Simone Chapman, Catherine M. Ashcraft, Lawrence C. Hamilton, and Kevin H. Gardner

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Why People Move to and Stay in New Hampshire, Kenneth M. Johnson and Kristine Bundschuh

Publications from 2019

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Child Poverty Declines Slightly in 2018 to 18 Percent, Jessica A. Carson

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Climate-Change Views of New Hampshire Primary Voters, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Closing Racial-Ethnic Gaps in Poverty: How Government Programs Compare, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Jessica A. Carson

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Data Snapshot: Hispanic Population of Child-Bearing Age Grows, but Births Diminish, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Data Snapshot: “Trump Towns” Swung Democratic in New Hampshire Midterms, Dante Scala

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Facial Recognition and Drivers’ Licenses: Should the DMV Share Your Photo?, Daniel Bromberg, Étienne Charbonneau, and Andrew Smith

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

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For One in Four Very Young, Low-Income Children, Parents Are Young Too, Jessica A. Carson

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Government Spending Across the World: How the United States Compares, Michael P. Ettlinger, Jordan Hensley, and Julia Vieira

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Half of Women in New Hampshire Have Experienced Sexual Harassment at Work, Kristin E. Smith, Sharyn J. Potter, and Jane Stapleton

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Job Protection and Wage Replacement: Key Factors in Take Up of Paid Family and Medical Leave Among Lower-Wage Workers, Kristin Smith

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Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire, Jessica A. Carson

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Migration Fuels a Second Year of Higher Population Gain in New Hampshire, Kenneth M. Johnson

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“My Advice…Is Get Out of Town”: Economic Opportunities and Population Composition in Two Rural Counties, Marybeth Mattingly and Jessica Carson

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New Hampshire Demographic Trends in an Era of Economic Turbulence, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Northern New Hampshire Youth in a Changing Rural Economy: A Ten-Year Perspective, Eleanor M. Jaffee, Corinna Jenkins Tucker, Karen T. Van Gundy, Erin Hiley Sharp, and Cesar Rebellon

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Polling and the New Hampshire Primary: What to Watch, and Watch Out For, Andrew Smith and David Moore

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Rural America Growing Again Due to Migration Gains, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Rural Depopulation in a Rapidly Urbanizing America, Kenneth Johnson and Daniel Lichter

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Social Service Delivery in Two Rural Counties, Jessica Carson and Marybeth Mattingly

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Support for Paid Family and Medical Leave in New Hampshire, Kristin Smith

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The First Primary: Why New Hampshire?, David W. Moore and Andrew Smith

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The Motherhood Wage Penalty: High-Earning Women Are Doing Better Than Before, Rebecca Glauber

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The Potential Role For CDFIs in the Opportunity Zones of the Investing in Opportunities Act (IIOA), Charles Tansey and Michael Swack

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The Poverty-Reducing Effect of Five Key Government Programs in Rural and Urban America, Jessica Carson and Marybeth Mattingly

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Tracking Change in the North Country: Paths to the Future of Coös County, Eleanor M. Jaffee

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U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low and Births Continue to Diminish, Kenneth M. Johnson

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What to Do With Dams: An Assessment of Public Opinion to Inform the Debate in New Hampshire, Natallia Leuchanka Diessner, Catherine M. Ashcraft, Kevin H. Gardner, and Lawrence C. Hamilton

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: Fewer Young Adults Lack Health Insurance Following Key ACA Provisions, Jessica Carson

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Data Snapshot: Millennials and Climate Change, Lawrence Hamilton