The First Decade: N.H. Family Demographics

May 18, 2015

The Granite State has one of the lowest childhood poverty rates in the nation. But behind that rosy figure is a widening gap between children who have and those who have not. As we kick off our series “The First Decade” we’ll look at the causes, effects, and potential solutions for families struggling in New Hampshire.


  • Stephanie Emmons: early childhood specialist with Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
  • Ellen Fineberg: executive director of New Hampshire Kids Count
  • Kristin Smith: family demographer with the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH