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Young, Justin R. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2015
This brief uses data collected by the Manchester Health Department in 2013 and analyzed by the Carsey School of Public Policy in the Bakersville, Beech Street, and Gossler Park neighborhoods in Manchester, New Hampshire, to provide information about how barriers to various dimensions of well-being differ by place and also across race/ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Well Being, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
Gagnon, Douglas J.; Mattingly, Marybeth; Connelly, Vincent J. – Carsey Institute, 2013
The restraint and seclusion of individuals--practices usually associated with highly restrictive environments--are extreme responses to student behavior used in some public schools. In this brief, authors Douglas Gagnon, Marybeth Mattingly, and Vincent Connelly report that restraint and seclusion are used much more frequently on students with a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Students
Scovill, Kent; Tucker, Corinna Jenkins – Carsey Institute, 2013
This fact sheet explores whether Coös youths' mentor experiences and their academic attitudes and well-being are linked. Authors Kent Scovill and Corinna Jenkins Tucker analyze data from the Coös Youth Study collected in 2008, focusing on seventh and eleventh grade students from all public schools in Coös County, New Hampshire. Of the Coös youth…
Descriptors: Mentors, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Success
Scovill, Kent; Tucker, Corinna Jenkins – Carsey Institute, 2013
In this brief, authors Kent Scovill and Corinna Jenkins Tucker describe Coös youths' mentor relationships using data from the Carsey Institute's Coös Youth Study collected in 2007. They report that, in 2007, a majority of Coös youth in seventh and eleventh grade (60.2 percent) report having a mentor. In addition, 68 percent of Coös youths' mentors…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mentors, Grade 7, Grade 11
Seaman, Jayson; McLaughlin, Sean – Carsey Institute, 2013
This brief discusses the rates of participation in structured and unstructured outdoor activities as Coös County youth age, along with the relationship between outdoor activity involvement and indicators of place attachment throughout this period. The analysis is based on data collected between 2008 and 2013 as part of the Carsey Institute's Panel…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Recreational Activities, Attachment Behavior, Place of Residence
Walsh, Wendy A.; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Carsey Institute, 2012
Prior research demonstrates that children in the child welfare system are given psychotropic medication at rates approximately three times higher than children and adolescents in the general population. Using data from the second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, authors Wendy Walsh and Marybeth Mattingly report that among…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Drug Therapy
Gagnon, Douglas; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Carsey Institute, 2012
This brief considers whether the concentration of beginning teachers in a district is associated with the district's poverty rate, racial composition, or urbanicity. Authors Douglas Gagnon and Marybeth Mattingly report that poor communities have moderately higher percentages of beginning teachers than communities with lower poverty rates and that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Racial Composition, Minority Group Students, Beginning Teachers
Jaffee, Eleanor M. – Carsey Institute, 2012
This brief reports on the first follow-up survey of the Coos Youth Study participants beyond high school. The focus of the Coos Youth Study, a ten-year panel study following the lives of youth in Coos County, New Hampshire, is the transition of Coos youth into adulthood. Author Eleanor Jaffee reports that approximately half of the Coos County…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Enrollment Rate
Graham, Suzanne E.; Provost, Lauren E. – Carsey Institute, 2012
In this brief, authors Suzanne Graham and Lauren Provost examine whether attending a school in a rural, urban, or suburban community is related to children's mathematics achievement in kindergarten, and whether increases in mathematics achievement between kindergarten and eighth grade differ for children in rural, urban, and suburban schools. They…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Ethnic Groups
Young, Justin R. – Carsey Institute, 2012
Among the many notable features of Coos County, New Hampshire, is the region's high level of community engagement and a rich civic culture. Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA) surveys by the Carsey Institute have shown that nearly one-fourth of adults in the community report membership in a civic or fraternal organization, and an…
Descriptors: Youth, Community Involvement, Group Membership, Youth Opportunities
Sharp, Erin Hiley – Carsey Institute, 2012
This fact sheet draws from surveys administered to a cohort of 416 participants in 7th grade in 2008, again when they were in 8th grade in 2009, and most recently as 10th graders in 2011 to look at patterns of participation in structured activities over time and whether male and female students differ in these patterns of participation. It also…
Descriptors: After School Programs, School Activities, Grade 7, Grade 8
Ulrich, Jessica D. – Carsey Institute, 2011
As part of the Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA) initiative, the Carsey Institute has been investigating broad trends between rural community types, including the education level of residents and their parents. Since 2007, Carsey researchers have conducted over 17,000 telephone surveys with randomly selected adult Americans from…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Rural Areas, Economically Disadvantaged, Adults
Mattingly, Marybeth J.; Johnson, Kenneth M.; Schaefer, Andrew – Carsey Institute, 2011
The authors of this brief examine child poverty rates using decennial census data from 1980, 1990, and 2000, as well as American Community Survey five-year estimates between 2005 and 2009, to identify those counties where child poverty has persisted. They find persistent child poverty in nearly twice as many U.S. counties as those that report high…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Community Surveys
Graham, Suzanne E.; Teague, Christine – Carsey Institute, 2011
This brief examines the complex interplay of family, school, and place factors in the reading achievement levels of third grade students. Third grade reading achievement is critical to later academic and occupational success. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, the authors report that suburban children realize greater gains in…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Low Achievement, Kindergarten, Grade 3
Cox, Genevieve R.; Tucker, Corinna Jenkins – Carsey Institute, 2011
This brief explores the link between rural youths' identification with their community, their self-esteem, and their future plans. The panel study of New Hampshire's Coos County youth offers a snapshot into the dynamics of a population that is developing its identity in a region that is undergoing an identity transformation of its own. Place…
Descriptors: Identification, Adolescents, Community Programs, Self Esteem
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