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The Benefit Transfer Challenges, Kevin Boyle, Nicolai Kuminoff, christopher parmeter, Jaren Pope 2009 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Benefit Transfer Challenges, Kevin Boyle, Nicolai Kuminoff, Christopher Parmeter, Jaren Pope

Christopher F. Parmeter

Presidential Executive Order 12,866 requires federal agencies to design “cost-effective” regulations and to assess “costs and benefits” of these regulations on the basis of “the best reasonably obtainable scientific, technical, economic, and other information.” Benefit transfers are one economic approach used to estimate these benefits and costs, and the use of existing economic information to predict the effects of new policies is well established. However, advancing the practice of benefit transfers is crucial if economists are to play a role in developing federal policies. We review contributions to the benefit-transfer literature and present a unified conceptual framework to guide ...


Childhood Morbidity And Health In Early Adulthood: Life Course Linkages In A High Morbidity Context., Rachel Margolis 2009 University of Western Ontario

Childhood Morbidity And Health In Early Adulthood: Life Course Linkages In A High Morbidity Context., Rachel Margolis

Rachel Margolis

This paper examines whether morbidity in early or later childhood is associated with health later in life. I investigate the relationship between five types of childhood morbidity and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among Guatemalan adults who experienced high levels of morbidity in childhood. The analysis is based on the Human Capital Study (2002–2004), a recent follow-up of the INCAP Longitudinal Study conducted between 1969 and 1977. I find that most types of childhood morbidity are associated with poorer adult health, independent of family background, adult socioeconomic status, and health behaviors. Higher levels of infections in childhood were associated ...


Improving Risk Assessment With Suicidal Patients: A Preliminary Evaluation Of The Clinical Utility Of The Scale For Impact Of Suicidality - Management, Assessment And Planning Of Care (Sis-Map), Charles Nelson, Megan Johnston, Amresh Srivastava 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Improving Risk Assessment With Suicidal Patients: A Preliminary Evaluation Of The Clinical Utility Of The Scale For Impact Of Suicidality - Management, Assessment And Planning Of Care (Sis-Map), Charles Nelson, Megan Johnston, Amresh Srivastava

Amresh Srivastava

Although a number of suicide risk assessment tools are available to clinicians, the high levels of suicide still evident in society suggest a clear need for new strategies in order to facilitate the prevention of suicidal behaviors. The present study examined the utilization of a new structured clinical interview called the Scale for Impact of Suicidality Management, Assessment and Planning of Care (SIS-MAP). SIS-MAP ratings were obtained from a group of incoming psychiatric patients over a 6-month period at Regional Mental Health Care, St. Thomas, Ontario. A canonical discriminant function analysis resulted in a total 74.0% of original grouped ...


'Like A Prison!': Homeless Women's Narratives Of Surviving Shelter, Angela Moe, Sarah DeWard 2009 Western Michigan University

'Like A Prison!': Homeless Women's Narratives Of Surviving Shelter, Angela Moe, Sarah Deward

Angela M. Moe

Relying on field observation and twenty qualitative interviews with shelter residents, this article examines how the bureaucracy and institutionalization within a homeless shelter fits various tenets of Goffman's (1961) "total institution," particularly with regard to systematic deterioration of personhood and loss of autonomy. Women's experiences as shelter residents are then explored via a typology of survival strategies: submission, adaptation, and resistance. This research contributes to existing literature on gendered poverty by analyzing the nuanced ways in which institutionalization affects and complicates women's efforts to survive homelessness.


Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, And Sri Lankan Garment Workers, Caitrin Lynch 2009 Olin College of Engineering

Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, And Sri Lankan Garment Workers, Caitrin Lynch

Caitrin Lynch

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been updated and new essays added. The result is a timely collection that explores key themes in understanding the region, including gender, caste, class, religion, globalization, economic liberalization, nationalism, and emerging modernities. New readings focus attention on the experiences of the middle classes, migrant workers, and IT professionals, and on media, consumerism, and youth culture. Clear and engaged writing makes this text particularly valuable for general and student ...


Children's Intergroup Empathic Processing: The Roles Of Novel Ingroup Identification, Situational Distress, And Social Anxiety, C. Masten, Cari Gillen-O'Neel, C. Brown 2009 Macalester College

Children's Intergroup Empathic Processing: The Roles Of Novel Ingroup Identification, Situational Distress, And Social Anxiety, C. Masten, Cari Gillen-O'Neel, C. Brown

Cari Gillen-O'Neel

No abstract provided.


Estimation Of Hedonic Price Functions With Incomplete Information, Subal Kumbhakar, christopher parmeter 2009 University of Miami

Estimation Of Hedonic Price Functions With Incomplete Information, Subal Kumbhakar, Christopher Parmeter

Christopher F. Parmeter

Existence of persistent price dispersion suggests that some buyers find lower prices through search and information acquisition, while some sellers charge higher prices by gathering information on potential buyers. If buyers are not fully informed of the lowest price available in the market they end up paying a price higher than if they had full information. Similarly, if sellers are not fully informed about the highest price they could charge, they too suffer by receiving a price lower than had they had full information. This paper develops a hedonic price model that incorporates the effects of incomplete information on both ...


Psychological Contracts And Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Employee Responses To Transactional And Relational Breach, Jaclyn Jensen 2009 DePaul University

Psychological Contracts And Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Employee Responses To Transactional And Relational Breach, Jaclyn Jensen

Jaclyn Jensen

Purpose: This study extends research on counterproductive work behavior (CWB) by examining the psychological contract breaches that trigger employee CWB. Specifically, we explored the relationship between transactional and relational contract breach and five forms of CWB (abuse, production deviance, sabotage, theft, withdrawal). Further, we considered the role of situational and individual factors that mitigate CWB engagement and examined the moderating effects of organizational policies meant to deter CWB and personality (conscientiousness, agreeableness, and emotional stability).

Design/methodology/approach: Three hundred fifty-seven employees responded to surveys of transactional and relational psychological contract breach, CWB, knowledge of organizational policies, and personality. Relationships ...


Hazardous Gambling Among Women Court Mandated To Batterer Intervention Programs, H. Brasfield, R. Shorey, J. Febres, D. Strong, Gregory Stuart 2009 Selected Works

Hazardous Gambling Among Women Court Mandated To Batterer Intervention Programs, H. Brasfield, R. Shorey, J. Febres, D. Strong, Gregory Stuart

Gregory Lyal Stuart

DOI: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2010.00103.x


Poverty, Development, And Environment, Edward Barbier 2009 University of Wyoming

Poverty, Development, And Environment, Edward Barbier

Edward B Barbier

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Visual Anthropology Review Editor: Seeing China (American Anthropologist), Marc Moskowitz 2009 University of South Carolina

Letter From The Visual Anthropology Review Editor: Seeing China (American Anthropologist), Marc Moskowitz

Marc L. Moskowitz

No abstract provided.


Role For The Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex In Resistance To Conditioned Defeat, K. Morrison, Matthew Cooper 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Role For The Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex In Resistance To Conditioned Defeat, K. Morrison, Matthew Cooper

Matthew A. Cooper

No abstract provided.


Testing Self-Efficacy As A Pathway That Supports Self Care Among Family Caregivers In A Psychoeducational Intervention, Marie Savundranayagam, M. Brintnall-Peterson 2009 Western University

Testing Self-Efficacy As A Pathway That Supports Self Care Among Family Caregivers In A Psychoeducational Intervention, Marie Savundranayagam, M. Brintnall-Peterson

Marie Y Savundranayagam

This study investigated the extent to which a psychoeducational intervention supports family-centered care by influencing health risk and self-care behaviors of caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (N = 325). Moreover, this study investigated the extent to which changes in self-efficacy explained changes in health risk and self-care behaviors. Data were analyzed using repeated measures and multivariate analysis of variance and multiple regression. Qualitative written accounts of the impact of the intervention augmented the quantitative findings. The study's findings revealed that family caregivers experienced reductions in health risk behaviors and improvements in exercise, stress management, and relaxation activities as ...


The Relation Of Aerobic Fitness To Neuroelectric Indices Of Cognitive And Motor Task Preparation, Jason Themanson, Keita Kamijo, Kevin O'leary, Matthew Pontifex, Charles Hillman 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Relation Of Aerobic Fitness To Neuroelectric Indices Of Cognitive And Motor Task Preparation, Jason Themanson, Keita Kamijo, Kevin O'Leary, Matthew Pontifex, Charles Hillman

Jason R. Themanson, Ph.D

The relation of aerobic fitness to task preparation was examined in a sample of young adults separated into higher- and lower-fit groups according to their maximal oxygen consumption. Participants performed a modified Sternberg working memory task under speed and accuracy instructions while measures of task performance and contingent negative variation (CNV) were collected. Analyses revealed no significant fitness differences between groups on task performance measures. However, frontal CNVamplitude was significantly larger for lower-fit participants compared to higher-fit participants during the speed instructions, an effect not found for the accuracy instructions. These results suggest that lower-fit individuals may rely to a ...


Go To Ruth's House: Ruth Lubic And Public Advocacy, Julie Fairman 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Go To Ruth's House: Ruth Lubic And Public Advocacy, Julie Fairman

Julie A Fairman

No abstract provided.


Positioning The Technological University Library In Higher Education And Human Resources Development In Africa, Elisha Chiware 2009 Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Positioning The Technological University Library In Higher Education And Human Resources Development In Africa, Elisha Chiware

Elisha Chiware

No abstract provided.


Model Syllabus For Siegel's Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl 2009 Grand Valley State University

Model Syllabus For Siegel's Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

No abstract provided.


Recommendations For The Proposed Library Conference Room Also Intended To Display Archival Materials And Required To Conform To Archival Standards, Karin Strohbeck 2009 Texas A&M University School of Law

Recommendations For The Proposed Library Conference Room Also Intended To Display Archival Materials And Required To Conform To Archival Standards, Karin Strohbeck

Karin Strohbeck

No abstract provided.


Trafficking In Bodily Perfection: Examining The Late‐Modern Steroid Marketplace And Its Criminalization, Peter Kraska, Charles Bussard, John Brent 2009 Eastern Kentucky University

Trafficking In Bodily Perfection: Examining The Late‐Modern Steroid Marketplace And Its Criminalization, Peter Kraska, Charles Bussard, John Brent

Peter Kraska

Illicit steroid and human growth hormone use by professional athletes has received significant media and political attention in the last five years. The resulting political pressure has compelled federal law enforcement to prosecute serious new control initiatives. To date, no academic research inquiring into the nature of this illicit industry exists. This study fills this void through the mixed methods approach—employing both ethnographic field research and quantitative content analysis. The ethnographic data demonstrate a fascinating late‐modern trafficking scheme where the central informant established an apartment‐based manufacturing operation, converting raw steroid chemical compounds ordered off the Internet into ...


Considerations For Culturally Appropriate Hiv/Aids Education Strategies In Belize: An Analytical Study Exploring The Relationship Between Knowledge And Stigma, C. McInnes, Treena Orchard, E. Druyts, R. Baird, W. Zhang, R. Hogg, P. VanDeusen 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Considerations For Culturally Appropriate Hiv/Aids Education Strategies In Belize: An Analytical Study Exploring The Relationship Between Knowledge And Stigma, C. Mcinnes, Treena Orchard, E. Druyts, R. Baird, W. Zhang, R. Hogg, P. Vandeusen

Dr. Treena Orchard

No abstract provided.


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