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    U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low and Births Continue to Diminish

    National Center for Health Statistics data for 2018 show the lowest general fertility rate on record and just 3,788,000 births—the fewest in 32 years.

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    Northern New Hampshire Youth in a Changing Rural Economy: A Ten-Year Perspective

    In this report, the authors describe study findings and point to specific areas for action to support and retain North Country youth.

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    The Carsey School is located on the main campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Trains to and from Boston stop at an on-campus train station, and there is convenient access to Boston's Logan Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The campus is located in the New Hampshire Seacoast region and is convenient to lake and mountain regions of the state.  

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    Policy Education for Leadership and Change

    Our programs offer a special mix of academic rigor and real-life expertise to prepare students for a career with impact. Carsey’s degrees bring passionate students together with teachers at the top of their professions.

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    New Hampshire Listens partners with local communities, municipal and state government, and state-wide organizations to create environments that help address challenges and move conversations forward. Working with us brings nonpartisan, civic engagement expertise into challenges your community is facing and helps guide the process, ensure broad outreach, and monitor fairness.


Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is nationally recognized for its research, policy education, and civic engagement. The school takes on pressing public issues with unbiased, accessible, and rigorous research; builds the policy and political problem-solving skills of its students; and brings people together for thoughtful dialogue and practical problem-solving. The school is a hub for work that spans its own faculty and staff, and faculty from across UNH and other institutions. The faculty boasts a national reputation and its work appears in leading journals. The school publishes forty policy-relevant briefs each year, offers three master degree programs, and engages with experts, leaders, the media, and the public in the United States, New Hampshire, and around the world.


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