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Looking Upstream: A Sociological Investigation Of Mass Public Shootings, Joel A. Capellan 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Looking Upstream: A Sociological Investigation Of Mass Public Shootings, Joel A. Capellan

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In the last 40 years, social scientists have provided important insights into the different characteristics of mass public shootings: their prevalence, types, patterns, and individual risk factors. However, we still lack a fundamental understanding of the processes that shape its incidence and spatial distribution. Our failure to tap into these dynamics is rooted in our inability to escape the dominant paradigm in which this phenomenon has been examined. Literature on mass murders, and most recently on mass public shootings, has been trapped by an analytical framework that cares only for individual risk factors. This paradigm is myopic because it assumes ...


Culture And Conservation: Beyond Anthropocentrism, Nathan Poirier 2016 Canisius College

Culture And Conservation: Beyond Anthropocentrism, Nathan Poirier

Journal of Ecological Anthropology

No abstract provided.


Rural Area Brain Drain: Is It A Reality?, Georgeanne M. Artz 2016 Iowa State University

Rural Area Brain Drain: Is It A Reality?, Georgeanne M. Artz

Georgeanne Artz

Brain drain, the out-migration of young, college- educated workers from the nation’s rural areas, poses a serious threat to the social and economic vitality of rural America. Anecdotal accounts from the Midwest to Maine describe an exodus of young college graduates, lured away by big-city living and better-paying jobs. Yet, nationwide the number of college graduates has steadily increased over the past few decades. In fact, between 1970 and 2000, the share of the population over age 25 with a college education rose in every U.S. county but five. The rising level of human capital, reflected in the ...


Can Noncompliant Behavior Explain Racial/Ethnic Disparities In The Use Of Force By The Nypd? An Econometric Analysis Of New York's Stop-And-Frisk, Omari-Khalid Rahman 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Can Noncompliant Behavior Explain Racial/Ethnic Disparities In The Use Of Force By The Nypd? An Econometric Analysis Of New York's Stop-And-Frisk, Omari-Khalid Rahman

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This paper seeks to analyze spatiotemporal variations in NYPD policing patterns in an attempt to identify the causal mechanism(s) driving the observed racial/ethnic disparities; specifically, it addresses questions of how changing neighborhood demographics influence the decision-making of NYPD officers/precincts as it relates to their controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy.


Living Below The Line: Economic Insecurity And Older Americans Insecurity In Massachusetts 2016, Jan E. Mutchler, Yang Li, Ping Xu 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston

Living Below The Line: Economic Insecurity And Older Americans Insecurity In Massachusetts 2016, Jan E. Mutchler, Yang Li, Ping Xu

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging Publications

New estimates from the 2016 Elder Economic Security Standard IndexTM reveal that in Massachusetts, six out of ten older adults living alone, and three out of ten living in two-person households, cannot afford the basic necessities of life such as food, housing in a safe community and health care. The Gerontology Institute compares 2016 household incomes for adults age 65 and above living in one- and two-person households to the 2016 Elder Economic Security Standard IndexTM for Massachusetts to calculate Elder Economic Insecurity Rates (EEIRs), the percentage of independent adults age 65 or older living in households with ...


Living Below The Line: Economic Insecurity And Older Americans Insecurity In The States 2016, Jan E. Mutchler, Yang Li, Ping Xu 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston

Living Below The Line: Economic Insecurity And Older Americans Insecurity In The States 2016, Jan E. Mutchler, Yang Li, Ping Xu

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging Publications

New estimates from the 2016 Elder Economic Security Standard IndexTM suggest that half of older adults living alone, and one out of four older adults living in two-elder households, lack the financial resources required to pay for basic needs. The Gerontology Institute compares the 2016 household incomes for adults age 65 and above living in one- and two-person households to the 2016 Elder Economic Security Standard IndexTM for each state and Washington, DC to calculate Elder Economic Insecurity Rates (EEIRs), the percentage of independent older adults age 65 or older living in households with annual incomes that do ...


Clatsop County Latinos: A Demographic And Economic Profile, Marisa Zapata, Amanda Hudson 2016 Portland State University

Clatsop County Latinos: A Demographic And Economic Profile, Marisa Zapata, Amanda Hudson

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Demographic change continues at an unprecedented rate across Oregon. In part driven by Latino population growth, the state’s future will include a population that only recently began to call Oregon home. Clatsop County is one area that is experiencing this population change (See Figure 1). Clatsop County has long remained ethnically homogenous. Yet, the rapid growth of the Latino population coincides at a time where the White population decreases in much of the county. There are few reports, describing the needs of the Latino population in the areas of planning and community. This report details several key demographic and ...


L'Effet De La Sélection De L’Immigrant En Bonne Santé Au Canada: Une Revue Systématique, Zoua Vang, Jennifer Sigouin, Astrid Flenon, Alain Gagnon 2016 McGill University

L'Effet De La Sélection De L’Immigrant En Bonne Santé Au Canada: Une Revue Systématique, Zoua Vang, Jennifer Sigouin, Astrid Flenon, Alain Gagnon

Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series/ Un Réseau stratégique de connaissances Changements de population et parcours de vie Document de travail

Au Canada, la politique d'immigration favorise les individus ayant un capital humain élevé (Knowles, 2007). Étant donné les liens étroits entre le capital humain et la santé (Jasso et al., 2004) et le fait que les recherches suggèrent la présence d'un avantage de santé universel au sein de la population immigrante au Canada, nous nous attendions à observer l'effet de la sélection de l’immigrant en bonne santé à tous les stades du parcours de vie et sur des problèmes de santé multiples. Notre examen suggère plutôt un modèle plus complexe qu’envisagé initialement. Cette synthèse indique ...


What Would Farmers Do? Adaptation Intentions Under A Corn Belt Climate Change Scenario, Gabrielle E. Roescha-McNally, J. Gordon Arbuckle, John Tyndall 2016 United States Department of Agriculture

What Would Farmers Do? Adaptation Intentions Under A Corn Belt Climate Change Scenario, Gabrielle E. Roescha-Mcnally, J. Gordon Arbuckle, John Tyndall

J. Gordon Arbuckle

This paper examines farmer intentions to adapt to global climate change by analyzing responses to a climate change scenario presented in a survey given to large-scale farmers (n = 4778) across the US Corn Belt in 2012. Adaptive strategies are evaluated in the context of decision making and farmers’ intention to increase their use of three production practices promoted across the Corn Belt: no-till farming, cover crops, and tile drainage. This paper also provides a novel conceptual framework that bridges a typology of adaptation with concepts that help predict intentionality in behavior change models. This conceptual framework was developed to facilitate ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2015 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle 2016 Iowa State University

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2015 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle

J. Gordon Arbuckle

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers. The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to agricultural stakeholders across Iowa and the Midwest. The Farm Poll has been conducted every year since its establishment in 1982. It is the longestrunning survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are partners in the Farm Poll. The information gathered through the annual survey is ...


Black Gentrification Twice Removed: A Study Of Migration And Community Involvement In Washington, Dc, Janwin A. Zeegar-Holman 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Black Gentrification Twice Removed: A Study Of Migration And Community Involvement In Washington, Dc, Janwin A. Zeegar-Holman

Capstone Collection

This paper is about Black people and community involvement against the backdrop of gentrification in Washington, DC, and possibility of Black-led neighborhood revitalization. My practicum in Southeast Washington DC compelled me to examine the ability of a Black person in Washington DC to sustain commitment to a community that they do not live in, and if Black people moving to gentrifying areas of Washington DC can help the predominantly Black non-gentrifying areas to gentrify on their own terms.

This paper focuses specifically on Black individuals who have spent time in DC and proposed ways that Black non-gentrifying communities can revitalize ...


Young Adults And The Consequences Of Precarious Work, Aaron Robert Lemelin 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Young Adults And The Consequences Of Precarious Work, Aaron Robert Lemelin

Masters Theses

Despite the appearance of affluence attained by the community’s economic growth, the prevalence of service sector jobs have altered the employment structure of South County. Within this thesis, it is my purpose to answer two questions. First, how are young adults limited in their economic security due to precarious work? Second, how has precarious work disempowered young adults and altered their ability to respond to their immiseration? In order to answer these questions I conduct qualitative interviews with young adults within a region of Hillsborough County, Florida. These interviews help me elaborate on young adults and their experiences with ...


Architecture As Artefact, Socialfact, And Mentalfact : On The Hypothetical Works Of Office Of Strategic Architecture (Osa) : Part 2 = 建築作為藝術、社會、精神之平台 : 策略建築局前設工作 : 第二部分, Eka SWADIANSA 2016 Office of Strategic Architecture, Indonesia; Alliance for Sustainable Initiative in Architecture, Indonesia

Architecture As Artefact, Socialfact, And Mentalfact : On The Hypothetical Works Of Office Of Strategic Architecture (Osa) : Part 2 = 建築作為藝術、社會、精神之平台 : 策略建築局前設工作 : 第二部分, Eka Swadiansa

South South Forum 南南論壇

On 28th July 2016, Eka Swadiansa gave us a lecture at the Third South South Forum on Sustainability. The lecture was titled Architecture as Artifact, Socialfact and Mentalfact: on the Hypothetical Works of OSA .He divided the lecture into six parts:

1. Architecture as Artefact
2. Architecture as Socialfact
3. Architecture as Artefact VS Socialfact
4. Architecture as Mentalfact
5. Office of Strategic Architecture (OSA)
6. Tadao Ando Works: Architecture as Faith Mentalfact (Extended Discussion)

This was the afternoon session of the lecture.


Architecture As Artefact, Socialfact, And Mentalfact : On The Hypothetical Works Of Office Of Strategic Architecture (Osa) : Part 1 = 建築作為藝術、社會、精神之平台 : 策略建築局前設工作 : 第一部分, Eka SWADIANSA 2016 Office of Strategic Architecture, Indonesia; Alliance for Sustainable Initiative in Architecture, Indonesia

Architecture As Artefact, Socialfact, And Mentalfact : On The Hypothetical Works Of Office Of Strategic Architecture (Osa) : Part 1 = 建築作為藝術、社會、精神之平台 : 策略建築局前設工作 : 第一部分, Eka Swadiansa

South South Forum 南南論壇

On 28th July 2016, Eka Swadiansa gave us a lecture at the Third South South Forum on Sustainability. The lecture was titled Architecture as Artifact, Socialfact and Mentalfact: on the Hypothetical Works of OSA .He divided the lecture into six parts:

1. Architecture as Artefact
2. Architecture as Socialfact
3. Architecture as Artefact VS Socialfact
4. Architecture as Mentalfact
5. Office of Strategic Architecture (OSA)
6. Tadao Ando Works: Architecture as Faith Mentalfact (Extended Discussion)

This was the morning session of the lecture.


Limited Common Origins Of Multiple Adult Health-Related Behaviors: Evidence From U.S. Twins, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Jere R. Behrman, Hans-Peter Kohler 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Limited Common Origins Of Multiple Adult Health-Related Behaviors: Evidence From U.S. Twins, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Jere R. Behrman, Hans-Peter Kohler

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Health-related behaviors are significant contributors to morbidity and mortality in the United States, yet the empirical evidence on the underlying causes of the vast within-population variation in health-related behaviors is mixed. While many potential causes of behaviors have been identified—such as schooling, genetics, and environments—little is known on how much of the variation across multiple health-related behaviors is due to a common set of causes. We use three separate datasets on U.S. twins to investigate the degree to which multiple health-related behaviors correlate and can be explained by a common set of factors. Based on the results ...


Global Financial Crisis And Challenges : Discussion = 全球金融危機與挑戰 : 討論, Tak Hing, Erebus WONG 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Global Financial Crisis And Challenges : Discussion = 全球金融危機與挑戰 : 討論, Tak Hing, Erebus Wong

South South Forum 南南論壇

On 27th July 2016, at SSFS 3, Erebus Wong gave a presentation titled "More Science or Ethnics in Economics and Finance?".


Contra Hegemony : Part 2 : Post Capital Business Planning And Its Global Market Potencies = 逆反霸權 (2) : 後資本主義商業計劃及其全球市場潛力, Eka SWADIANSA 2016 Office of Strategic Architecture, Indonesia; Alliance for Sustainable Initiative in Architecture, Indonesia

Contra Hegemony : Part 2 : Post Capital Business Planning And Its Global Market Potencies = 逆反霸權 (2) : 後資本主義商業計劃及其全球市場潛力, Eka Swadiansa

South South Forum 南南論壇

On 27th July 2016, at the Third South South Forum on Sustainability, Eka Swadiansa delivered the second part of his presentation on Contra Hegemony. The title of this session is Contra Hegemony (Part 2): Post Capital Business Planning and its Global Market Potencies.


Contra Hegemony : Part 1 : Conscious Regional Planning And Its Adaptive Development Policies = 逆反霸權 (1) : 有意識之區域規劃及其靈活之發展政策, Eka SWADIANSA 2016 Office of Strategic Architecture, Indonesia; Alliance for Sustainable Initiative in Architecture, Indonesia

Contra Hegemony : Part 1 : Conscious Regional Planning And Its Adaptive Development Policies = 逆反霸權 (1) : 有意識之區域規劃及其靈活之發展政策, Eka Swadiansa

South South Forum 南南論壇

On 27th July 2016, at SSFS 3, Eka Swadiana delivered the first part of his talk on Contra Hegemony. This session is titled Contra Hegemony (Part 1): Conscious Regional Planning and its Adaptive Development Policies.

This presentation talked about recent Indonesian government policies launched under the leadership of the currently in power President Joko Widodo; in the discourse to his very limited fiscal gap, the dream of undergoing vast development, and the blue print of national development formulated by taking the long forgotten Indonesian local wisdom to envision a foreseen optimistic future. Some insights on both state and privately owned ...


Latin America : Exhaustion Of Post-Neocapitalist Experiences? How To Think Our Future? = 拉丁美洲 : 後新資本主義耗盡的經驗? 怎樣思考我們的未來?, François HOUTART 2016 National High Education Institution

Latin America : Exhaustion Of Post-Neocapitalist Experiences? How To Think Our Future? = 拉丁美洲 : 後新資本主義耗盡的經驗? 怎樣思考我們的未來?, François Houtart

South South Forum 南南論壇

On 26th July 2016, François Houtart delivered a lecture on Latin America, which was titled Latin America: Exhaustion of Post-Neocapitalist Experiences? How to Think Our Future?.


Cognitive Health Among Older Adults: Evidence From Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, Collin F. Payne, Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Kathy A. Lawler, Hans-Peter Kohler 2016 Harvard University

Cognitive Health Among Older Adults: Evidence From Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, Collin F. Payne, Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Kathy A. Lawler, Hans-Peter Kohler

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Cognitive health is an important dimension of well-being in older ages, but few studies have investigated cognitive health in sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) growing population of mature adults (= persons age 45+). We use data from the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) to document the age and gender patterns of cognitive health, the contextual and life-course correlates of poor cognitive health, and the understudied linkages between cognitive and physical/mental well-being. Surprisingly, the age-pattern of decline in cognitive health for both men and women is similar to that observed in the U.S. We also find that women ...


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