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Ending Chronic Homelessness: Cost-Effective Opportunities For Interagency Collaboration, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Ending Chronic Homelessness: Cost-Effective Opportunities For Interagency Collaboration, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne

Departmental Papers (SPP)

Faced with a difficult economic climate with high levels of unemployment and widespread home foreclosures, the Administration of President Barack Obama has created a unique opportunity to rethink and redirect fundamental policies and practices ranging from health care to regulation of the financial industry. A similar opportunity exists to change Federal homeless assistance policies and programs.


A Study Of The Economic Effects Of Imposing Fair Trade Coffee Consumption In San Francisco, Alexander Preston Magginetti 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Study Of The Economic Effects Of Imposing Fair Trade Coffee Consumption In San Francisco, Alexander Preston Magginetti

Agribusiness

Noting the rising sales of eco-friendly and fairly traded goods in the United States, this study examines the effects of implementing a policy that would limit the supply of non-fair-trade coffee in San Francisco. The goal of this policy would be to increase the sales of the fair-trade coffee market in the United States, and benefit fair-trade coffee growers by mandating the sale of fair-trade coffee in San Francisco. This study focuses on the economic effects of the policy on consumers and producers of fair-trade coffee, regular coffee, tea, and soda.

“Fair trade” began at the end of World War ...


Applications Barriers To Entry And Exclusive Vertical Contracts In Platform Markets, James Prieger, Wei-Min Hu 2010 Pepperdine University

Applications Barriers To Entry And Exclusive Vertical Contracts In Platform Markets, James Prieger, Wei-Min Hu

School of Public Policy Working Papers

Our study extends the empirical literature on whether vertical restraints are anticompetitive. We focus on exclusive contracting in platform markets, which feature indirect network effects and thus are susceptible to applications barriers to entry. Exclusive contracts in vertical relationships between the platform provider and software supplier can heighten entry barriers. We test these theories in the home video game market. We find that indirect network effects from software on hardware demand are present, and that exclusivity takes market share from rivals, but only when most games are non-exclusive. The marginal exclusive game contributes virtually nothing to console demand. Thus, allowing ...


2010 March, Office of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. 2010 Morehead State University

2010 March, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for March of 2010.


Medicare Advantage Payment Provisions: Health Care And Education Affordability Reconciliation Act Of 2010 H.R. 4872, Brian Biles, Grace Arnold 2010 George Washington University

Medicare Advantage Payment Provisions: Health Care And Education Affordability Reconciliation Act Of 2010 H.R. 4872, Brian Biles, Grace Arnold

Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs

The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 would make major changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment policies. Overall, payments to MA plans would be reduced from the current national average of 113 percent of local fee-for-service (FFS) costs to a new average of 101 percent of FFS costs. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the new polices would reduce Medicare spending by $132 billion over 10 years. The new policies would set county payment benchmarks for MA plans at 115 percent, 107.5 percent, 100 percent, and 95 percent of local FFS costs depending of ...


Brazilians In The United States 1980—2007, Laird Bergad 2010 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Brazilians In The United States 1980—2007, Laird Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report examines demographic and socioeconomic factors concerning Brazilians in the United States between 1980 and 2007.

Methods: Data on Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, reorganized for public use by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, IPUMSusa. Cases in the dataset were weighted and analyzed to produce population estimates.

Results: The wave of migration from Brazil which began in the 1990s in all likelihood will continue into the future, economic fluctuations in the U.S. notwithstanding. In part this is due to the relatively high rates ...


Beyond Sensitivity: Patterns Of Maternal Interaction In Secure Vs. Non-Secure Attachment Relationships, Tara Morley, Ya Xue, Kathleen O'Connor, Greg Moran, David Pederson, Sandi Bento 2010 University of Western Ontario

Beyond Sensitivity: Patterns Of Maternal Interaction In Secure Vs. Non-Secure Attachment Relationships, Tara Morley, Ya Xue, Kathleen O'Connor, Greg Moran, David Pederson, Sandi Bento

Psychology Presentations

Attachment theory proposes that the sensitivity of a mother’s interactions with her child is the main developmental determinant of the quality of their attachment relationship (Ainsworth et al., 1978; De Wolff & van Ijzendoorn, 1997).

Empirical findings have generally supported this assertion; however, the strength of this association remains a matter of debate as the results of empirical findings have been highly variable (Atkinson et al., 2000; DeWolff & van IJzendoorn, 1997).

Several researchers have suggested that assessing maternal behaviour as a single global dimension may fail to capture important variation in the quality of interactions that influence the developing attachment relationship (van IJzendoorn, 1995; Pederson et al., 1998).

Consequently, assessing distinct aspects of maternal interactive behaviour may provide additional insight into the maternal contribution to the quality of the attachment relationship.


Selective Attention For Masked And Unmasked Threatening Words In Anxiety: Effects Of Trait Anxiety, State Anxiety And Awareness, Mark Edwards, Jennifer S. Burt, Ottmar V. Lipp 2010 Bond University

Selective Attention For Masked And Unmasked Threatening Words In Anxiety: Effects Of Trait Anxiety, State Anxiety And Awareness, Mark Edwards, Jennifer S. Burt, Ottmar V. Lipp

Humanities & Social Sciences papers

We investigated the effects of awareness on selective attention for masked and unmasked verbal threat material using a computerised version of the emotional Stroop. Participants were assigned to the high trait anxious (HTA) and low trait anxious (LTA) groups on the basis of questionnaire scores, and state anxiety was manipulated within participants through the threat of electric shock. To investigate the effects of awareness on responses to threat, the mode of exposure was blocked such that half the participants received masked trials before the unmasked trials, whereas the other half received the reverse order. The results revealed that there was ...


Bend-La Pine School District: Population And Enrollment Forecasts 2010-11 To 2030-31, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Richard Lycan, David West 2010 Portland State University

Bend-La Pine School District: Population And Enrollment Forecasts 2010-11 To 2030-31, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Richard Lycan, David West

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The Bend-La Pine School District (BLPSD) enrolled 15,898 students in Fall 2009, an increase of 61 students from Fall 2008. This followed a loss of 13 students between Fall 2007 and Fall 2008. These two most recent years are in sharp contrast with the previous 19 years of uninterrupted gains of more than 200 students each year. K-12 enrollment growth averaged about 350 students per year from 1990 to 2000, and about 400 students per year from 2000 to 2007. The enrollment trends align closely with the housing and employment trends described in this report. Housing growth began to ...


Canby School District: Enrollment Forecast 2010-11 To 2019-20, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, David West 2010 Portland State University

Canby School District: Enrollment Forecast 2010-11 To 2019-20, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, David West

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The Population Research Center (PRC) has prepared district-wide and individual school Enrollment Forecasts for the Canby School District (CSD) annually for the past four years. This study includes forecasts of district-wide enrollment for the 10 years from 2010-11 to 2019-20 and forecasts for individual schools for the five years from 2010-11 to 2014-15. Previous district-wide forecasts only extended for five years; a 10 year forecast enhances opportunities for school districts to coordinate long range planning with city and county comprehensive plans, which may extend for 20 or more years. After many years of growth, K-12 enrollment in the Canby School ...


The Dublin Institute Of Technology Placement Experience Partnership (Dit-Pep) Framework, Kevin A. Griffin, Sheila Flanagan, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke, Stephanie Bourke 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Dublin Institute Of Technology Placement Experience Partnership (Dit-Pep) Framework, Kevin A. Griffin, Sheila Flanagan, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke, Stephanie Bourke

Reports / Surveys

The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) developed this best practice framework for managing work placement, using the tourism industry as a case study. However, the DIT‐PEP (Placement Experience Partnership) Framework has been devised so that it can be applied across other sectors.

This report presents the DIT‐PEP Framework and provides a summary of the approach used in its development.


Changing Policy: The Elements For Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes, Anne R. Markus, Meagan Lyon, Sara J. Rosenbaum 2010 George Washington University

Changing Policy: The Elements For Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes, Anne R. Markus, Meagan Lyon, Sara J. Rosenbaum

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

This report lays out the facts and offers specific policy recommendations for success that could change the face of childhood asthma in America. These recommendations aim to make better use of programs and policies already in place, such as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as private sector insurance coverage and existing public health programs. The recommendations also underscore the importance of careful research -- scientific, practical, and community-based -- in order to continue to learn what works best and strengthen knowledge for future action. In a reformed health system, these initial efforts are not wasted tools ...


The Clearing: Heidegger's Lichtung And The Big Scrub, Robert George Garbutt 2010 Southern Cross University

The Clearing: Heidegger's Lichtung And The Big Scrub, Robert George Garbutt

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Clearings make settlement possible. Whether on a small scale using an axe and other hand implements to make way for a dwelling and a garden, or on a large scale with a chain strung between two D9 bulldozers in preparation for a major agribusiness development, the process of clearing creates spaces for installing something new. This paper uses the idea of (the) clearing, as practice, process, outcome and metaphor, to examine the installation of the locals in a settler society. Using Lismore on the far-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, as a case example, the particular work of clearing ...


Women In The Down Economy: Impacts Of The Recession And The Stimulus In Massachusetts, Randy Albelda, Christa Kelleher 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Women In The Down Economy: Impacts Of The Recession And The Stimulus In Massachusetts, Randy Albelda, Christa Kelleher

Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

The “Great Recession” is affecting everyone in one way or another, but not everyone is affected in the same way. Women’s and men’s work (both in and out of the labor force) still differs, so we can expect that the economic crisis has had a distinct impact on women as well as their families. This policy brief discusses how the down economy has differentially impacted women and men in Massachusetts and the gendered implications of federal stimulus spending. It also identifies potential opportunities to promote gender equality as the United States, and Massachusetts in particular, attempt to move ...


Feminist Criticism: The Importance Of Sharing The Native Female Journey, Michelle Newfield 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Feminist Criticism: The Importance Of Sharing The Native Female Journey, Michelle Newfield

Communication Studies

The female Native American perspective is grossly neglected in mainstream media. Sadly, stereotypical images romanticize Native American women in a light that disallows them to be taken seriously in a modernized world. The fact is that the majority of women with American Indian ancestry do not live on reservations; they make up a considerable part of the general population.

There is an unfortunate “invisibility of Native women in comparison to men,” and “Native women are often represented by popular culture within the Plains Indian context, the generic Indian. Omnipresent is the ‘squaw’ who is portrayed as servant, concubine, beast of ...


Image Restoration In Major League Baseball: An Analysis Of Apologia Strategies During The Steroid Era, Shareef C. Stratton 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Image Restoration In Major League Baseball: An Analysis Of Apologia Strategies During The Steroid Era, Shareef C. Stratton

Communication Studies

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Climate Change And Human Health Consequences, Jennifer Alford 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Climate Change And Human Health Consequences, Jennifer Alford

Social Sciences

The intent of this project is to highlight the human health ramifications of climate change and the strategies for coping with this challenge. Possible effects may include reduction in agricultural outputs, dwindling freshwater aquifers, intensification of tropospheric ozone, and expanding areas of disease-carrying vectors. Because humans are closely connected with their environment, we are directly affected by any environmental disturbance. Consequently, human health is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The questions are: what are those consequences, how will we adapt, and what does the future hold?


Society’S Effects On Women’S Body Image, Ashley Grebe 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Society’S Effects On Women’S Body Image, Ashley Grebe

Social Sciences

Included is an in depth look at the various aspects of society that effect how women view their bodies. Included are topics such as the print media, advertising, television programs, children’s toys, clothing sizes, plastic surgery and the diet and beauty industry. Each of these topics is examined in detail and related back to not only how they affect today’s woman and the way in which she views her body, but how companies use women’s manipulation to their benefit in achieving maximum profits for their corporation and thus perpetuating the highly patriarchal system.


Learning Sustainable Development: Chimeneas De La Esperanza, Miriam V. Mollan Gundersen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Learning Sustainable Development: Chimeneas De La Esperanza, Miriam V. Mollan Gundersen

Social Sciences

Social inequality and environmental degradation are motivating informed young people into action and connecting impoverished regions of the world with students in more developed nations. This Social Sciences senior project is to analyze an alternative development model designed by a group of Californian university students. The project, named Chimeneas de la Esperanza, is designed to help impoverished Nicaraguan women start a ceramics business. The major hurdle of this mission is to establish a market for the ceramics product. Energy efficient ceramic stoves and smoke ventilating chimneys would benefit the community and avoid an impacted crafts market. The project encompasses ideas ...


由天星到Elements 堅守不為懷舊 : 論公共空間的消亡, Lemin LIANG 2010 Lingnan University

由天星到Elements 堅守不為懷舊 : 論公共空間的消亡, Lemin Liang

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

天星事件,至今已4周年,也是44周年。由蘇守忠無聲地反對天星小輪加價,到2006年的反對清拆天星及皇后碼頭事件,都給香港人上了代價很高的一課。在事件發生的前後兩年間,香港人有許多要消化的東西,世貿、韓農、添馬艦、啟德發展,甚至徐步高。

翻查05年06年間的本地新聞,真正提及舊天星即將清拆的報導,幾乎要到06年6月中,即距離天星拆卸前約半年才零星出現。在短短半年間,媒體隨著事件出現了幾個階段,由新碼頭的介紹報導到天星的衝突發生,幾乎每一個星期便有一個新的報導切入點,甚至發展到後期的皇后碼頭事件,輿論更明顯出現了轉向。

憑著幾個由媒體抽出的單薄印象,整個事件如常地被消化。發展的細節不在此贅,本文想透過數個主流詮釋,再論天星事件,並就香港的公共空間作一反思。


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