More Data Connection: Peace in the Valley? Scientists and Kids

Early this year, we revived the collection of facts and figures called “Data Connection” that we had published quarterly for nearly 20 years in the print editions of The New England Journal of Higher Education.

The latest …

Ranks of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont among most peaceful U.S. states in terms of absence of violence: 1,2,3 Institute for Economics and Peace

Number of New England institutions among the 10 safest colleges and universities in the U.S. based on incidents of campus crime as reported by campus safety officials: 0 http://www.stateuniversity.com/

Number of New England institutions among the The Daily Beast’s “druggiest” U.S. colleges based on student-rated “drug scenes,” on-campus arrests for drug violations and a federal survey on drug abuse: 6 The Daily Beast (They are: Dartmouth College, 3rd; Bryant University, 4th; Bates College, 9th; Trinity College, 15th; University of Rhode Island, 16th; and University of New Hampshire, 19th.)

Ranks of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont among U.S. states in terms of child well-being: 1,3,4 Annie E. Casey Foundation (Connecticut ranked 6th; Maine, 11th; and Rhode Island, 17th.)

Percentage of female scientists at research universities who reported they had fewer children than they wanted as a result of having a career in science: 45% Scientists Want More Children

Percentage of male scientists at research universities who reported the same: 25% Scientists Want More Children

Percentage of both men and women who say they are likely to consider a career outside science entirely due to constraints on family lives because of their science careers: 25% Scientists Want More Children

Among 66 institutions accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (in which qualified students can earn college credit prior to high school graduation), the number that are in New England: 1 National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (The one New England program as of July 19 was the University of Connecticut.)

U.S. rank of Providence among metropolitan areas with the highest Hispanic metropolitan unemployment rates in 2010: 1 Economic Policy Institute (25.2%)

U.S. rank of Hartford: 2 Economic Policy Institute (23.5%)

 

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