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Outbreak Impact

A study from the University of New Hampshire looked at the direct and indirect effects of the global pandemic on U.S. seafood workers by tracking cases and outbreaks and found seafood workers were twice as likely to contract COVID-19 as workers in other food industries.

The Daily Yonder: Pandemic Hit Rural Pocketbooks Harder, Says Congressional Briefing Paper

A congressional briefing and new report will share research showing that rural residents, when compared with their urban counterparts, were more likely to suffer setbacks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report was authored by Carsey fellow, Shannon Monnat, who will join Carsey Senior Demographer Ken Johnson, Carsey fellow Leif Jensen, and UNH alum and Carsey author Jessica Ulrich-Schad for a congressional briefing on the subject on Friday, March 18.

Small Towns/Big Trends: Demographic Insights on Living, Working and Thriving in Rural America

Kenneth Johnson, a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station – a unit in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture – will be part of a panel of scholars who will brief Congressional staff, federal agency personnel, rural NGOs and media interested in rural America. The panel will focus on the rapid transformation of rural America, which has undergone profound demographic, economic, social and environmental change.

NH Business Review: NH legal community looks to address DEI, attorney access issues for minorities

A new article from NH Bar News shares how the Granite State's legal community are working to address diversity issues affecting representation. The article includes a reference to Carsey School research that found that New Hampshire remains less diverse than than much of America, despite increases in minority populations from 2000 to 2018.

Carsey School Faculty & Fellows to Participate in Congressional Briefing on Rural Population Issues

Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson, along with Carsey Fellows Shannon Monnat and Leif Jenson and Carsey author Jessica Ulrich-Schad, will participate in a congressional briefing on Friday, March 18, from 12 – 1 p.m. EST. The briefing, titled “Small Towns/Big Trends: Demographic Insights on Living, Working, and Thriving in Rural America,” will explore some of the demographic, economic, health, and environmental challenges and opportunities facing rural communities in the United States.

The Washington Post: 2020 Census undercounted Latinos, Blacks and Native Americans, bureau estimates show

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that the 2020 Census missed counting Hispanics, Blacks, and other minority groups and overcounted Whites and Asians. The undercount for Hispanics was as much as 4.99 percent, according to The Washington Post, while Whites were overcounted by about 1.64 percent.

“One wonders about what the implications of this undercount of Hispanics are for their representation in both the federal and state legislatures,” Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson told The Washington Post.