Publications

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U.S. Births Hit a 43-Year Low
April 30, 2024
In this data snapshot, Carsey's Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that there were only 3,591,000 births in the United States in 2023, according to new data from National Center for Health Statistics.
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From a Shorter Winter Season to More Storm Damage: New Hampshire Outdoor Recreation Providers Feel Climate Impacts Far More than Visitors
April 3, 2024
In this brief, the authors examine to what extent outdoor recreation providers and visitors in New Hampshire are impacted by annual climatic conditions representative of long-term trends, specifically, through the 2024–2028 New Hampshire Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
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Population Gains Continue in New Hampshire, but the Pace Varies
March 14, 2024
In this brief, Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that New Hampshire’s population reached 1,402,054 on July 1, 2023, an increase of 24,500 residents since April 1, 2020, according to new Census Bureau estimates.
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New Hampshire Employees Working in Small Firms Lack Access to Paid Family and Medical Leave
February 7, 2024
In this brief, author Kristin Smith reports that In December 2022, just prior to the launch of the NH Paid Family and Medical Leave Program, 40 percent of NH workers did not have access to paid medical, parental, or family leave. In its first year, the program has reached 14,712 workers or less than 3 percent of Granite State workers.
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Large Pool of New Voters Could Add Volatility to New Hampshire Primary
January 17, 2024
In this brief, authors Kenneth Johnson, Andrew Smith, and Dante Scala note a greater likelihood of volatility in the New Hampshire primary because there will be many new faces among the voters who flock to the polls on January 23.
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“Hyperlocal” Career Pathway Programs in New Hampshire
January 11, 2024
In this report, author Jayson Seaman reports that cross-sector partnerships are playing a critical role in helping New Hampshire youth transition into postsecondary education and work. The partnerships work best when they involve collaboration and flexibility and provide exposure to career roles and hands-on practice with key skills.
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Latest Data Show All New England States Are Gaining Population
December 20, 2023
In this brief, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that population gains were widespread in New England last year, according to new Census Bureau estimates.
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Practitioners' Guide to Community Lending for a Just and Equitable Energy Transition
December 15, 2023
In this guide, authors Curtis Probst, Tina Poole Johnson, and Hannah Vargason share a collection of key resources and references that provide an entry point to clean energy finance for community lending practitioners and to community development finance for green lenders.
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More U.S. Women of Childbearing Age, but Fewer Have Given Birth
December 11, 2023
In this brief, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that, in 2022, there were 4.7 million more childless women of prime child-bearing age in the United States than would have been expected given fertility patterns prior to the Great Recession, up from 2.1 million in 2016.
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Recent Demographic Trends Have Implications for Rural Health Care
November 16, 2023
In this brief, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that nonmetropolitan (rural) America gained population between April of 2020 and July of 2022. In the preceding decade, rural areas lost population, both because more people left rural areas than moved to them and because births just minimally exceeded deaths.
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Migration Sustains New Hampshire’s Population Gain
October 30, 2023
New Hampshire’s demographic future depends heavily on migration. The state’s population continued to grow in 2021 and 2022 because a migration gain of 18,300 was enough to offset the excess of deaths over births.
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A Descriptive Study of Covid-Era Movers to the Northern Forest Region
August 9, 2023
The Northern Forest—a 34-county swath of northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York—saw an increase in domestic migration during the pandemic, with 85 percent of the region’s counties experiencing domestic in-migration gains between 2020 and 2021, compared with 63 percent of counties in the rest of the United States.
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Advancing Decarbonization in Regulated Multifamily Affordable Housing
August 2, 2023
The policy levers contained in this working paper outline a series of steps that can be taken to advance decarbonization today, create sustainable systems change, and climate align housing for our future.
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On The Road Lending Program Evaluation
April 19, 2023
In this report, Michael Swack, Jolan Rivera, and Sanjeev Sharma discuss the results of the On The Road Lending program evaluation.
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New Englanders’ Use of Child Care Varies by Income, Even Among Working Households
July 20, 2023
In this data snapshot, author Jess Carson reports that data from the U.S. Census Bureau collected between January and May 2023 show that access to child care remains uneven.
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New England Households Rely on a Mix of Child Care Arrangements
July 12, 2023
In this data snapshot, author Jess Carson reports that data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau between January and May 2023 show that 70 percent of New England households with a child under five use child care, and more than one-third of those rely on multiple arrangements.
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Three Years of Record High Mortality and Low Fertility Leave Many States with More Deaths than Births
June 27, 2023
In this data snapshot, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that with Covid-induced mortality at record highs and continuing low fertility during the past three years, U.S. births exceeded deaths by the smallest margin in more than a century.
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A Path to Conventional Equity for CDFIs
June 26, 2023
In this report designed to serve the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) sector, authors Charles Tansey and Michael Swack describe a step-by-step blueprint for accessing private equity in Stage One and conventional equity in the public market in Stage Two through participating CDFIs.
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U.S. Births Remain Near 40-Year Low for Third Consecutive Year
June 5, 2023
In this data snapshot, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that recent National Center for Health Statistics birth data indicate there were only 3,661,000 births in 2022, compared to 3,664,000 in 2021, and just 3,614,000 in 2020. These three birth cohorts are the smallest in 40 years and continue a birth decline that began in the era of the Great Recession.
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Permanent Supportive Housing as a Solution to Homelessness
May 23, 2023
In this perspectives brief, author Antonio Serna examines both the successful strategies and the challenges faced in implementing permanent supportive housing (PSH) in Massachusetts in the hope that these lessons will further PSH as a solution in other settings.