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.
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.
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.
Carsey's Research is disseminated through dozens of original applied research publications each year.
The most read 2016 publications were:
- Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America
- First in the Nation: New Hampshire’s Changing Electorate
- U.S. Births Remain Low as the Great Recession Wanes: More Than Three Million Fewer Births and Still Counting
- Fewer Than Half of WIC-Eligible Families Receive WIC Benefits
- Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrant and Native-Born Populations in Rural and Urban Places
- Exclusionary Discipline Highest in New Hampshire’s Urban Schools: Suspension and Expulsion Found to Disproportionately Affect Disadvantaged Students
- Carsey Perspectives: Saving Salt, Protecting Watersheds, in Winter Road Maintenance. Highlights from a Social Venture Innovation Challenge Winner
- Forests in Flux: The Effects of Demographic Change on Forest Cover in New England and New York
- The Unmet Need for Care: Vulnerability Among Older Adults
- Clean Water for Less: Integrated Planning Reduces the Cost of Meeting Water Quality Goals in New Hampshire
- White Deaths Exceed Births in One-Third of the U.S. States