Latino Dairy Workers in Vermont
by Daniel Baker, PhD, University of Vermont
A northern state hoping to preserve its iconic dairy farms has been proactive in adapting to the influx of Latino migrant farmworkers.
Access to Affordable Food
in New Hampshire
by Sally K. Ward, The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
New research shows which New Hampshire communities lack access to affordable, nourishing food—and suggests ways for policymakers and nonprofits to combat food insecurity..
Beginning Farmers and Local Food Systems
by Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University, and Mary Ahearn, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Growing support for community-driven economic development, local food, and sustainability is one reason more young people are going into farming.
Mapping New England:
Need for Food Stamps
by Kaili Mauricio, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The pattern of growth in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shows that many families continue to struggle.
Closing the Academic Divide through Debate
by Ashley Belanger, Rhode Island Urban Debate League, and Steve Stein, Boston Debate League
The competitive, student-centered nature of debate gives learners a reason and opportunity to struggle with complicated text in a manner that speaks to their interests and keeps them engaged in school.
Supplemental Security Income,
Welfare Reform, and the Recession
by Lucie Schmidt, Williams College
With Temporary Assistance for Needy Families providing less support during recessions than its predecessor did, qualified low-income families are relying on Supplemental Security Income.
Giving a Decommissioned
Military Base New Life
by John A. Moore, Bangor Savings Bank
Financing economic development using New Markets Tax Credits is complicated, but a Maine collaboration shows that perseverance can lead to jobs that benefit an entire region.
The Urban Forest
by Kathleen L. Wolf, University of Washington
Although the usual justification for urban forestry investment is the benefit to the environment, we now know that trees downtown serve other functions, particularly for local economies and public health.
The Great Recession and Confidence
by Anat Bracha and Julian Jamison, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Confidence in homeownership depends on age and whether the individual was close to someone with a real estate loss during the Great Recession.
Ana Patricia Gets a Scam Letter
A true story in the form of a comic and online video.
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