UNH News Release: UNH Carsey Institute Experts Available to Discuss U.S. Poverty Trends
September 12, 2013
UNH Carsey Institute Experts Available to Discuss U.S. Poverty Trends
U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Poverty Data Next Week

DURHAM, N.H. – Researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss trends in U.S. poverty in advance of new poverty data to be released by the U.S. Census Bureau next week.

Beth Mattingly
Director of research on vulnerable families
240-593-4297
Beth.mattingly@unh.edu
Mattingly can discuss child poverty and how different family policies affect rural, suburban, and urban families and how growing up in poverty influences life outcomes. She also can discuss public policies and programs that support low-income families, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) and public health insurance. Additionally, she can discuss several poverty-related issues including how families cope with economic distress. Mattingly can also address poverty measurement and the advent of the research supplemental poverty measure.

Jessica Carson
Vulnerable families research scientist
603-862-3215
Jessica.carson@unh.edu
Carson also can discuss child poverty, how different family policies influence rural, suburban, and urban families, and how families adjust their labor force behavior during times of economic strain. She also can discuss public policies and programs that support low-income families, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) and public health insurance. She is working on a long-term project that examines the issues facing families living in chronically poor rural counties and aims to highlight the strategies that best support these struggling families.

Carsey Research on Child Poverty
Over Sixteen Million Children in Poverty in 2011
http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/publication/over-sixteen-million-children-poverty-2011

More Poor Kids in More Poor Places: Children Increasingly Live Where Poverty Persists
http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/publication/more-poor-kids-more-poor-places-children-increasingly-live-where-poverty-persists

One Million Additional Children in Poverty Since 2009: 2010 Data Reveal Nearly One in Four Southern Children Now Live in Poverty
http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/publication/one-million-additional-children-poverty-2009-2010-data-reveal-nearly-one-four-southern-c

Young Child Poverty in 2009: Rural Poverty Rate Jumps to Nearly 29 Percent in Second Year of Recession
http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/publication/young-child-poverty-2009-rural-poverty-rate-jumps-nearly-29-percent-second-year-recessio

For a complete list of the Carsey Institute’s research on vulnerable families, visit http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/publication/policyarea/113.

The Carsey Institute conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. The institute gives policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities. For more information about the Carsey Institute, go to www.carseyinstitute.unh.edu.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.

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