This month the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data that showed Vermont is among the states enjoying the strongest economic recovery. But what factors go into that analysis and does it make a difference to how people feel about their economic security? We look at what indicators economists say are important to follow in evaluating the strength of Vermont’s economic recovery with University of Vermont economist Art Woolf and Jack Hoffman, a policy analyst with the Public Assets Institute.
Also in the program, the progress Dartmouth College has made in encouraging women to study science. VPR’s Steve Zind talks with Margaret Funnell about the Women In Science Project that has increased the numbers of undergraduate women and female faculty in the sciences over the last 20 years.