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2013-02-06 09:41:50

Increases in use of public insurance offset declines in private coverage A record number of U.S. children were covered by health insurance in 2011, mostly due to substantial increases in the enrollment rates of public insurance, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. The new research is presented in the Carsey Institute brief "Record Number of Children Covered by Health Insurance in 2011" conducted by Michael Staley, a research assistant...

2011-12-13 19:14:33

Changes Have Impacted Presidential Primary New Hampshire voters are about to observe their first-in-the-nation presidential primary. However, someone will be missing from this civic celebration: the Yankee Republican, that rural stalwart of New England conservative values, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. “Once upon a time, the rural counties of New Hampshire were among the most Republican in the country. Nowadays, visiting...

2011-10-18 13:16:01

Persistent high poverty is most prevalent among children, with those living in rural America disproportionally impacted, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. "Nearly 22 percent of America's children live in poverty, compared with 14 percent of the total population. Poverty is scattered and geographically concentrated, and it ebbs and flows with economic cycles. However, in some parts of the country, poverty has persisted for generations,"...

More American Children Living In Poverty
2011-09-23 03:28:13

  South hardest hit by child poverty increase Between 2009 and 2010, one million more children in America joined the ranks of those living in poverty, bringing the total to an estimated 15.7 million poor children in 2010, an increase of 2.6 million since the recession began in 2007, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. Furthermore, the authors estimate that nearly 1 in 4 young children -- those under age 6 -- now live in poverty....

2011-07-11 21:04:02

Rural workers have less access to sick leave, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or family members, and losing pay or perhaps even their jobs when faced with an illness, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. "Paid sick days are a central component of job flexibility for rural and urban workers alike. Everyone gets sick, and the lack of paid sick days can place workers in a bind, especially given that workers who lack paid...

2011-04-12 14:29:02

One year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on the Gulf Coast, new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire shows that despite the roughly equivalent economic compensation, Louisiana and Florida residents differ in perceptions about the current and long-term effects of the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history. "Louisiana residents were more likely than Floridians to say their family suffered major economic setbacks because of the spill, to expect...

2011-01-26 04:30:00

Art Science Research Laboratory's StinkyJournalism.org announces the Third Annual Top Ten 'Dubious Polling' Awards, presented by former Gallup pollster David Moore of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- These 2011 awards highlight the top ten most Dubious Polls of 2010 which could reasonably be called the Year of Polling Dangerously. Or, more to the point, the Year of Polling Ridiculously. By either name, the media...


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