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Volunteerism In Context: A Comparison On Habitat For Humanity Canada Programs, Leslie Cove McMaster University
Volunteerism In Context: A Comparison On Habitat For Humanity Canada Programs, Leslie Cove
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
This thesis applies a Bourdieuian analysis to a qualitative study of volunteerism that focuses on the question of how ‘doing good’ relates to social change overall? - in particular, the ways that social class influences the volunteer experience and the overall culture of volunteerism. I argue that the leading theoretical research models of volunteerism need to recognize the evolving nature of the activity and theorize the influences that are structuring the culture of volunteerism. What emerges is a model of volunteering where motivation is understood as a complex set of factors that are structured by social class identities and volunteering is ...
Cultural Exposure For Cal Poly Orientation Programs: Training Orientation Leaders To Promote An Inclusive Enviroment And Creating Respect And Diversity Programming For Incoming Students, Sofia Rodriguez Mata California Polytechnic State University
Cultural Exposure For Cal Poly Orientation Programs: Training Orientation Leaders To Promote An Inclusive Enviroment And Creating Respect And Diversity Programming For Incoming Students, Sofia Rodriguez Mata
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies
California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo is home to the largest student run orientation program in the nation. The success of the program is due to a combination of student volunteer involvement, comprehensive topic coverage, campus and community involvement, and dedicated leadership. Topics to ensure student success are carefully researched, conceptualized, and implemented to construct programming for Soar and Week of Welcome. As an Executive Board Member, supervising a committee focused on student and student supporter transition and awareness topics, one has the option to specialize on projects. Improvement of respect and diversity training and programming needed to ...
Upward Earnings Mobility On The Decline In Hong Kong? A Study Based On Census Data, Lok Sang HO, Kai Wai HUANG, Xiangdong WEI Lingnan University
Upward Earnings Mobility On The Decline In Hong Kong? A Study Based On Census Data, Lok Sang Ho, Kai Wai Huang, Xiangdong Wei
Centre for Public Policy Studies : CPPS Working Paper Series
This paper offers a new intuitive approach using census data to cast light on earnings mobility. We find that in Hong Kong upward mobility opportunities indeed fell for those born in the mid 70s and later, but that there has been a remarkable improvement for degree holders in recent years. Contrary to common belief, even though starting salaries had fallen, degree holders more or less maintained their relative advantage by age 31-35. Moreover, among degree holders, beginning in 2011 upward mobility showed an improvement for all cohorts at the higher income end though less so at the lower end. The ...
The Minimum Wage, Decent Wages, And Time Sovereignty In The European Union, Kathleen A. Ragon '13 Gettysburg College
The Minimum Wage, Decent Wages, And Time Sovereignty In The European Union, Kathleen A. Ragon '13
The minimum wage is a legally mandated relationship between money and time. Traditionally, studies of the minimum wage have focused on the money side of this relationship (e.g. how much do minimum wage workers earn) while ignoring its temporal aspects (e.g. how long someone has to work to receive a particular income). This is a significant oversight because it overlooks the temporal investments that minimum wage workers must make in order to achieve a specific sum of money (e.g. there is a significant temporal difference if a minimum wage worker can achieve an income above a poverty ...
How To Change A Man, Egypt Robinson X University of Tennessee, Knoxville
How To Change A Man, Egypt Robinson X
Black Issues Conference
Based on true stories, this workshop will reshape what was previously believed to be impossible. The key of this workshop is to prove women have always owned the power to alter how they’ve been treated. “Women set the standards on how they want to be treated. She’s the gate and he pays a fee. Sometimes it’s free, discounted or full price. No matter what, it’s her choice”-Egypt.
Most women don’t want to change a bad boy into a good man, nor is this workshop aimed at doing so. We’re giving women tools to ...
Mismatch In Higher Education: Neoliberal Shortcomings In Intrinsic Value In The University, Jake A. Grahn Boise State University
Mismatch In Higher Education: Neoliberal Shortcomings In Intrinsic Value In The University, Jake A. Grahn
Student Research Initiatives
This research focuses on uncovering how the neoliberal atmosphere in which we find ourselves has influenced and socialized students to view college as a transaction between a buyer and a seller. Neoliberalism promotes free trade, open markets, and consumerism. How does neoliberal ideology affect student choices (i.e. schools, classes, teachers, etc.) that support and undermine neoliberalism itself? How does the internalization of the student-as-customer model contradict or reinforce neoliberal higher education? Higher education has become a complex institution, and free-market trade may benefit or hinder students. Approximately 31 open-ended interviews were conducted with students at BSU, and I conducted ...
Unpaid Internships & The Department Of Labor: The Impact Of Underenforcement Of The Fair Labor Standards Act On Equal Opportunity, Andrew Mark Bennett University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Unpaid Internships & The Department Of Labor: The Impact Of Underenforcement Of The Fair Labor Standards Act On Equal Opportunity, Andrew Mark Bennett
University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
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The Other September 11th: El Mercurio Media Coverage After The Chilean Coup Of 1973, Valeria A. Gurr‐Ovalle University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Other September 11th: El Mercurio Media Coverage After The Chilean Coup Of 1973, Valeria A. Gurr‐Ovalle
Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA)
This thesis provides an exploratory overview of the role the El Mercurio newspaper played along with the military after the Chilean coup of 1973. The study reviews the contents of the newspaper’s front pages, including their coverage of the events during the coup. The thesis will show how the paper revisited its coverage each year on the September 11th anniversary, beginning with the years dominated by the military government, from 1973 through 1990, and continuing through the transition to democracy, from 1991 through 2007. The primary method used in the course of this examination is a content analysis, which ...
Not Quite Out On The Streets: Examining Protective And Risk Factors For Housing Insecurity Among Low-Income Urban Fathers, Colleen E. Wynn Western Kentucky University
Not Quite Out On The Streets: Examining Protective And Risk Factors For Housing Insecurity Among Low-Income Urban Fathers, Colleen E. Wynn
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
It has long been acknowledged that housing is essential for access to employment, social services, healthcare, and other forms of assistance that help move people out of poverty. Through identifying dimensions of housing insecurity, policymakers, as well as researchers, will have a better understanding of the protective factors that make families more secure and the risk factors that raise their level of insecurity. These analyses use resident and non-resident, low-income, urban fathers’ responses to the five publicly available waves of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing (n = 4378) dataset to examine the relationship between protective and risk factors and housing ...
Inclusive Business: Using For-Profit Business Models To Address Global Poverty, Samuel James Conner Liberty University
Inclusive Business: Using For-Profit Business Models To Address Global Poverty, Samuel James Conner
Senior Honors Papers
Due to the rise of globalization, modernization, and the Internet revolution, awareness of global poverty has expanded, making its eradication a chief goal of the global development community for the twenty-first century. Though corporations are often expected to participate in social and community development initiatives without regard for profits, this paper presents inclusive business as a way for businesses to profitably engage impoverished segments of society. Inclusive businesses seek to expand their consumer bases or strengthen their supply chains by moving into new markets among the poor that have limited access to global markets and remain largely untapped. The research ...
To Compete Globally, Brics Nations Need Reputation, Not Imitation, Ahmed E. SOUAIAIA University of Iowa
To Compete Globally, Brics Nations Need Reputation, Not Imitation, Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Ahmed E SOUAIAIA
The economic, political, and social rise of the Western block of nations was founded on the single most enduring currency: reputation. Reputation, the source of credibility and trust, is the real asset that allows the U.S. to project its stature around the world. BRICS nations cannot rise to prominence by mimicking developed countries. They must build their reputation first. Wealth is only a byproduct of this more precious commodity, and countries who have it can squander it just as emerging economies can acquire it. For either of those results to happen in any country, circumstantial conditions and principled actions ...
World Hunger, Keegan Flanigan, Garrett Cruz University of Nevada, Las Vegas
World Hunger, Keegan Flanigan, Garrett Cruz
Anthropology Undergraduate Research (COLA)
United States Food Situation
- The United States population is currently at 311,591,917
- Roughly $375 billion worth of food is circulated into the United States each year
- The average American Family spends $3,300 per year at grocery stores
- 19% of the population experiences food insecurity or very low food supply
- 76 of 38,431 people die of reasons relating to low food levels
Hunger In America, Kamay Tu University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hunger In America, Kamay Tu
Anthropology Undergraduate Research (COLA)
Hunger in America is becoming more and more an issue. Although the advance from hunting and gathering to farming and agriculture should greatly solve this issue, it hasn't. The question is why?
Interview Of Helen Gidjunis, Helen Gidjunis, Paula Gidjunis La Salle University
Interview Of Helen Gidjunis, Helen Gidjunis, Paula Gidjunis
All Oral Histories
Interview topic: Mrs. Helen Gidjunis is a life-long resident of Philadelphia. The majority of her life she spent growing up in the shadow of La Salle College – now University. She moved to Uber Street in 1934, while La Salle’s groundbreaking occurred on February 29, 1928 at its fourth and current location at 20th Street and Olney Avenue. She has observed the neighborhood change for seventy-nine years. When she married in 1949, she moved one street west to 20th Street. She has been her block captain for many years and still retains that position and as such has ...
Issues In The Analysis Of Inequality, Michael R. Smith Western University
Issues In The Analysis Of Inequality, Michael R. Smith
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
In spite of data and methodological challenges, research has largely reached the conclusion that earnings inequality has risen in Canada, the US and elsewhere, and that the rise has been mainly driven by large increases at the top of the earnings distribution. Researchers offer two competing explanations for causes of the rising inequality: (1) innovations in information and communication technologies, and (2) institutional changes such as the freezing of the minimum wage, decline in unionization, and the spread of performance-related pay increases. Inequality is influenced by changes in population composition, specifically, the size of cohorts entering the labour market, and ...
The Characteristics Of Women Seeking Funding From The Dc Abortion Fund, Karin Elizabeth Bleeg Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University
The Characteristics Of Women Seeking Funding From The Dc Abortion Fund, Karin Elizabeth Bleeg
GW Research Days 2013
Objectives: To determine whether the population DCAF serves, based on current research, are those most in need of its financial services. Describe the population that DCAF is supports by age, race and ethnicity, poverty, educational attainment, union status, contraceptive method used, referral source, and number of prior pregnancies.
Methods: An adapted version of The Guttmacher Institute's National Patient Survey will be used to collect data from women who contact DCAF for financial assistance for their abortion (n=150). The data will be collected for one month and then analyzed in SPSS.
Results: Between January and March 2013 approximately 400 ...
On The Need To Balance Endowments And Academic Integrity, Ahmed E. SOUAIAIA University of Iowa
On The Need To Balance Endowments And Academic Integrity, Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Ahmed E SOUAIAIA
As universities face revenues shortfalls due to national and global economic trends, administrators are forced to look for alternative funding streams. Some of the attractive options consist of creating satellite campuses in rich countries and accepting donors from individuals, corporations, and governments. What is the price of such new partnerships and what is the function of endowments for donors and the universities?
The Effect Of Metacognitive And Self-Regulatory Strategy Instruction On Impoverished Students' Assessment Achievement In Physics, Jaunine Fouche Liberty University
The Effect Of Metacognitive And Self-Regulatory Strategy Instruction On Impoverished Students' Assessment Achievement In Physics, Jaunine Fouche
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this nonequivalent control group design study was to evaluate the effectiveness of metacognitive and self-regulatory strategy use on the assessment achievement of 215 9th-grade, residential physics students from low socioeconomic status (low-SES) backgrounds. Students from low-SES backgrounds often lack the self-regulatory habits and metacognitive strategies to improve academic performance. In an effort to increase these scores and to increase student self-regulation and metacognition with regard to achievement in physics, this study investigated the use of metacognitive and self-regulatory strategies specifically as they apply to students' use of their own assessment data. Traditionally, student performance data is used ...
Perceptions Of Wealth And Poverty In Samoa, William Glass SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad
Perceptions Of Wealth And Poverty In Samoa, William Glass
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
The current literature on perceptions of wealth and poverty is lacking. There is a growing need to understand the current state of wealth and poverty in Samoa. Globalization has brought foreign values that are in stark contrast to those of traditional Samoan culture and issues surrounding wealth and poverty which are creating new challenges. This research is looking at the traditional concepts of wealth and poverty in Samoa from traditional and contemporary perspectives, while also providing new insights to the current state of wealth and poverty in Samoa. Research was conducted using interviews with ten informants from various backgrounds. Along ...
Living With Autism In Vietnam, Libie Motchan SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad
Living With Autism In Vietnam, Libie Motchan
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
This paper examines the many implications of living with Autism in Vietnam on both affected children and their families. The lack of information, statistics and awareness of autism in Vietnam is reflected in the limited treatment resources available. This study calls attention upon what problems parents are most affected by what they feel needs to change. It also looks at the current sentiment and understanding of autism and its perceived causes. The results of this paper come from background research, observation at clinics and special education facilities, interviews with professionals in the fields of psychology and education, interviews with parents ...
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History Of The Indian Caste System And Its Impact On India Today, Manali Deshpande
“La Percepción Social De Vih/Sida En Chile Y Sus Efectos”, Philip Krause
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