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Media Advisory: UNH Demographer Available to Discuss New U.S. Birth Rate Data
DURHAM, N.H. -- Kenneth Johnson, professor of sociology and senior demographer in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss National Center for Health Statistics data released today that shows U.S. birth rates remain low.
Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His analysis of the data can be downloaded at: https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/us-birth-low.
According to Johnson, while the Great Recession officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, it continues to influence U.S. demographic trends. More than four million fewer babies were born in the U.S. between 2008 and 2016 than would have been expected if pre-recession fertility rates were sustained.
The Carsey School of Public Policy conducts research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy. They address pressing challenges, striving for innovative, responsive, and equitable solutions at all levels of government and in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
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