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APL Faculty Affiliate Ken Johnson Receives 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Ken Johnson was recently notified that he has one of just 33 scholars nationwide to receive this prestigious fellowship. Under the fellowship, Ken will continue his exploration of the changing demographic structure of rural American following the Great Recession. For more information, please read the press release here. Congratulations to Ken on this exciting and well-deserved honor!

The Perfect Storm: Declining enrollment, increasing student poverty and rising operational costs are putting pressures on rural schools

Wisconsin School News featured research by Sarah Kemp on the changing pressures faced by rural schools. Read the full article here.

Map NH Health

A new website www.MapNHHealth.org designed to help identify future health care needs of NH residents features the health outcome projections of David Egan-Robertson and Bill Buckingham.

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APL Briefing: New Census data reveal health insurance coverage is up in Wisconsin and nationally

This data brief prepared by Caitlin McKown and Malia Jones of the Applied Population Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focuses on the 2014 American Community Survey 1-year estimates from the US Census. Changes in health insurance rates for the total population, age groups, and income groupings are displayed in an infographic format. Overall, insurance rates are up nationally and in Wisconsin, although Wisconsin slipped in rankings of all states.

Hmong In Wisconsin Chartbook

David Long and Dan Veroff just released the Census 2010 Hmong In Wisconsin Chartbook. The report is a statistical overview and relies principally on data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) to create a statistical portrait of Hmong in Wisconsin.

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