When it comes to college tuition, Connecticut’s borders are expanding and colleges across the state are focused on potential students that likely wouldn’t have on the radar screen only a few years ago. The impetus is a declining population of college-age students, expected to intensify over the next decade particularly in the Northeast, and declining […]
In Connecticut, among the top 2 percent of wage earners, men earn an average of $658,000 while women earn an average of $214,000, a gap of $444,000. That’s 67 percent less earned by women in the top 2 percent. It is the fourth largest wage gap in the nation, comparing people earning in the top […]
Studies published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business Review, and numerous others during the past decade have consistently concluded that diverse teams – and diverse companies – have stronger financial performance. With that backdrop, Forbes worked with research firm Statista to compile a list of the best employers for diversity in America.
Two Connecticut-based […]
Last April, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp was sworn in as the first woman selected as president of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). In November, she was elected to a third two-year term leading the Elm City, earning more than 70 percent of the vote.
In doing so, she ran counter to an […]
In fiscal year 2017, the State of Connecticut received $373,921 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for childhood lead poisoning prevention programmatic activities.
The funding arrived, at least in part, because one of the goals of the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 initiative, launched in 2010, is the elimination of childhood lead poisoning […]
As Connecticut moves closer to a significant increase in rail service connecting communities from New Haven to Springfield, MA, with the introduction of the Hartford line, anticipated in May, a report by Demos underscores the potential impact on economic opportunity and segments of the state’s population.
The report, “To Move is to Thrive: Public […]
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 […]