Owning a car isn’t what it used to be – at least it isn’t as necessary as it used to be. Demographics, fuel prices and where people live also play a role in whether a household goes car-free, according to a recent analysis by Governing magazine. Research also suggests younger families and one-person households are […]
Among the political questions of the new year is whether the events of 2016 and 2017 will lead to more women running for legislative seats in 2018 and to more being elected. That’s on the mind of political obervers in Connecticut as elsewhere around the nation. If that were to happen in Connecticut, it would […]
The environmental damage caused by continuing to burn fossil fuels affects children most, with one study indicating that an estimated that about 88 percent of the disease from climate change afflicts children.
In an article this month in the web-based science publication Massive, Renee Salas, an academic emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and […]
December 22 is the deadline for those seeking to comment on the draft report and recommendations of the Commission on Higher Education & Employability, established earlier this year by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). The Commission, which includes nine representatives of institutions and organizations in Connecticut, released its preliminary findings at […]
Over 575,000 Connecticut residents are age 65 and older, making up an estimated 16 percent of the state’s total population of 3.6 million, according to U.S. Census data updated through 2016. Those numbers are expected to grow – steadily and rapidly – during the next two decades, experts anticipate.
Among Connecticut’s eight counties, the largest […]
In a study that has gained international attention and peaked interest locally, the patients of female surgeons tended to have lower death rates, fewer complications and lower readmissions to the hospital a month after their procedure, compared to the patients of male surgeons.
The study, published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal), and highlighted in […]
Bridgeport’s population density, 9,138 people per square mile, is among the top 60 nationally, according to data compiled by Governing magazine for jurisdictions with populations of at least 50,000. Bridgeport, the state’s largest city, had a population of just over 145,000 living in 16 square miles, the data indicated, ranking at number 58. It is […]
Connecticut’ senior citizen population ranks 7th in the nation, but the state places at number 18 in an analysis of the nation’s “best states for aging.”
As baby boomers move into their elder years, the nation’s population – and Connecticut’s – is aging quickly. By 2050, the older adult population is expected to almost double […]
The median age in Danbury is the highest among Connecticut’s largest cities, just slightly older than Stamford, and nearly nine years older than New Haven, according to a new analysis by TIME magazine.
Across the country, Boca Raton, Fla., has a median age just over 50 years old — much higher than America’s median age […]
It has been nearly a year since a study co-authored by UConn Assistant Professor of Public Policy Kerri M. Raissian appeared in the academic journal Children and Youth Services Review, but the interest hasn’t waned. In fact, it now tops the list of downloaded articles in the past 90 days from the journal’s website.
The recent decision by the Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) to begin offering students from New York and New Jersey the considerably lower in-state tuition rates in an effort to stem an increasing drop in enrollment at Western Connecticut State University may be the tip of the iceberg.
“From Patient to Population Health – Disparities Matter” is the focus this year as the Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) expects approximately 300 public health practitioners from around the state to gather at the CPHA Annual Meeting and Conference, being held on October 30.
The day-long conference will include more than 30 sessions on […]
Connecticut ranked 47th among the 50 states in philanthropic giving as a percentage of income, with a “giving ratio” of 2.4 percent, 25 percent lower than the national average, according to a new analysis by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The giving ratio is the total of a locality’s charitable contributions as a share of its […]
It occurs once every decade – the U.S. Census aims to count everyone in the United States, and is the foundation upon which a plethora of funding and policy decisions are based for much of the decade that follows. The next nationwide census, in 2020, is already raising red flags, here in Connecticut and across […]