Research

We take pride in the wide reach of our researchers’ findings. In 2016, over 100,000 downloads of our work informed policy makers, journalists, fellow researchers, and advocates across the globe. We covered a wide range of issues: child poverty, access to clean water, immigration, paid family leave, access to health insurance, and more. As ever, we strive to bring objective, rigorous analysis to complicated topics, providing policy makers and the public with the information they need for the advancement of good public policy.

Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Carsey Senior Demographer Ken Johnson received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to advance research in the social sciences and humanities. As a Carnegie Fellow, Johnson is analyzing the continuing impact of the Great Recession on the demographic structure of rural America and its implications for policy.

 

Evaluation Team

Carsey’s Evaluation team, through the UNH Education Department, is analyzing the effectiveness of a major new U.S. Department of Education initiative to prepare elementary and secondary STEM teachers to teach in rural high need communities.

 
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Center for Impact Finance

The new Center for Impact Finance (CIF) was launched by director Michael Swack to broaden access to capital and help turn the tide on widening inequality. CIF conducts research, develops initiatives and policies, designs programs, and implements financing products that improve capital access. CIF is the culmination of a rich Carsey history as a respected leader in the field with a deep record of working directly in communities

 

Coös Youth Study Team

The Coös Youth Study team presented its latest research on supporting positive outcomes for teens to North Country New Hampshire professionals whose work impacts youth and young adults.

 

Vulnerable Families Team

The Vulnerable Families Research Program continued its research on young children, poverty, and the use of federal social safety nets for families—investigating the extent child care costs and found one in four families with young children are “burdened” with the costs, spending more than 10 percent of their income on child care.