A recent Rural Insights paper that examined the child care costs found that, though child care costs present a challenge in the State of Michigan as a whole, they are especially difficult for families in the Upper Peninsula when compared to the urban counties downstate.
A recent paper published by NMU student Isabelle Nebel and faculty member Brian Cherry found that access to mental health care for children is particularly difficult in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
A recent webinar put on by the Citizens Research Council shed some light on the financial future of Michigan’s state and local governments.
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently conducted a study to know what some local business owners are saying about when businesses should open, which should open first, and how it all impacts the employees of these businesses and the owners.
A series of two studies recently completed by Jesse Sherman, a Marine Corps veteran and graduate student at Northern Michigan University, compare data for U.S. military veterans living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on a county-by-county basis. The studies look at veteran compensation benefits and veteran demographics across the U.P.’s 15 counties.
Will the rural healthcare system be a victim of COVID-19? Former President and CEO of Upper Peninsula Health Plan Dennis Smith discusses this in his post today on Rural Insights.