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Data Note: Measuring The Outcomes Of Job Seekers With Intellectual Or Developmental Disabilities In The Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Daria Domin, Alberto Migliore 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Data Note: Measuring The Outcomes Of Job Seekers With Intellectual Or Developmental Disabilities In The Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Daria Domin, Alberto Migliore

Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

Most people with intellectual or developmental disabilities aspire to gainful employment. To assist them with this goal, state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies offer employment-development services that are based upon Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs). A commonly used measure of outcomes is the rehabilitation rate, which is defined as the percentage of individuals who achieve employment out of all individuals whose cases were closed after receiving services. This indicator, however, neglects to consider that for various reasons not all individuals progress to receive services. This information is important because not receiving services translates directly into exiting the VR program without an ...


California Network Of Regional Food Hubs, Sharon Cech 2010 Occidental College

California Network Of Regional Food Hubs, Sharon Cech

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

This 
paper 
outlines 
a 
vision
 and
 implementation 
plan 
for
 an 
improved 
regional
wholesale
 marketing 
system
 that 
addresses 
the 
major 
barriers 
and 
risks 
that 
limit
 small 
family 
farmers’
 ability 
to 
bring 
good 
food 
to 
market 
and, 
in
turn, 
provide
 consumers 
and
 communities
 with 
access 
to 
good 
food.
The
 vision presented 
in
 this 
paper
 is
 of 
a 
new
 statewide 
organization 
that 
networks 
regional
food 
aggregators 
and 
distributors into 
a 
system 
that 
expands
marketing 
opportunities, 
reduces 
risk, 
and 
increases 
access 
to 
good 
food—a
network 
of 
Regional 
Food 
Hubs.


The Right To Place: Food, Streets And Immigrants, Robert Gottlieb 2010 gottlieb@oxy.edu

The Right To Place: Food, Streets And Immigrants, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The North American Consortium For Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned And Best Practices On Hosting International Students, Stella Sixing Xu, Gary B. Roberts, Dorothy Brawley, Bob Desman, Kamal Fatehi 2010 Kennesaw State University

The North American Consortium For Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned And Best Practices On Hosting International Students, Stella Sixing Xu, Gary B. Roberts, Dorothy Brawley, Bob Desman, Kamal Fatehi

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

In 2004, Kennesaw State University became a part of the North American Consortium for Entrepreneurship (NACE). Its mission is to advance the study and practice of entrepreneurship in the North American business community and develop successful entrepreneurial careers in the expanding markets fostered by the implementation of the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA). In spring 2006, KSU hosted students from Canada, Mexico, and the United States as part of the NACE global initiative. Volunteers from an on-campus student organization, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), coordinated the project. This paper presents a descriptive case study of the semester-long exchange, along ...


Constitucionalidade É Regra, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Constitucionalidade É Regra, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A Constituição não é um desses conceitos que se dobram e desdobram, fazem e refazem a bel-prazer dos interesses dos políticos, ou dos comentadores, que não o são menos. Não é questão de moda. Já como que ouvimos alguns a pensar, e quiçá a dizer mesmo: "Esta estação "está a dar", é "chic" ser contra a velharia da Constituição. Façamos pois uma nova, rasguemos e rompamos a velha - mesmo que por revisão -, fruto dessa coisa caduca, desactualizada, a revolução dos cravos, flor popularucha..." A Constituição, porém, não se muda por capricho de bem-pensantes, que nos querem doutrinar com o que ...


Comparing Individual- And National- Level Explanations Of Environmental Attitudes, Andrew V. Bedrous 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Comparing Individual- And National- Level Explanations Of Environmental Attitudes, Andrew V. Bedrous

Sociology Theses, Dissertations, & Student Research

Data from the 1999-2001 World Values Survey (WVS), the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook are used to assess individual and national level explanations of environmental attitudes among 34,555 respondents from 27 countries. Three analyses are presented: an individual-level analysis that examines the previously assessed correlates of environmental attitudes; a national-level analysis of the relationship between a variety of national-level characteristics and aggregate environmental attitudes; and a multilevel (HLM) model assessing these effects simultaneously. Guided by the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP), the post-materialist thesis and the World-Systems Perspective national-level characteristics are assessed in ...


A Constituição É Soberana, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

A Constituição É Soberana, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A Constituição está acima de toda e qualquer outra manifestação jurídica, e, naturalmente, política. Por isso tem sido identificada, na pirâmide normativa (e jurídica em geral), com o vértice. Todo o Direito tem de estar de acordo com a Constituição. As normas, mesmo pretensamente constitucionais, que não respeitem a Constituição, são inconstitucionais e devem ser apagadas (quanto possível, pela natureza das coisas) da ordem jurídica. Estas como outras ideias simples nem sempre são aplicadas (ou se têm presentes) na prática do debate político. Quando, por exemplo, se pensa em revisões constitucionais. Estas também têm de respeitar a hierarquia normativa, logo ...


Constituição É Estabilidade, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Constituição É Estabilidade, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A Constituição é a norma das normas, base da estabilidade institucional e da continuidade política para além dos governos, que se vão sucedendo e a devem sempre cumprir. A Constituição contém um programa nacional comum. Quando esse programa não servir realmente, não se revê a Constituição. Faz-se uma revolução e virá por ela nova Constituição. Mas estamos contentes com a Constituição que temos. Ela serve-nos, com mudanças de pormenor, quando oportuno.


Peer Control In The Industrial Workplace, Jay R. Howard 2010 Butler University

Peer Control In The Industrial Workplace, Jay R. Howard

Jay R. Howard

This case study of Kleer Windows, a firm which manufactures doors and windows for the recreational vehicles industry argues that the influence of the work group can under certain conditions be harnessed by management in their attempts to control workers. Peer control exists when co- workers seek to monitor and influence each others level of productivity. Data were collected during three summers of ethnographic research. A comparison of the control systems utilized in the production, shipping, and receiving departments at Kleer Windows reveals that peer control is likely to stimulate, rather than inhibit, productivity when two conditions exist. First, when ...


Peer Control In The Industrial Workplace, Jay R. Howard 2010 Butler University

Peer Control In The Industrial Workplace, Jay R. Howard

Jay R. Howard

This case study of Kleer Windows, a firm which manufactures doors and windows for the recreational vehicles industry argues that the influence of the work group can under certain conditions be harnessed by management in their attempts to control workers. Peer control exists when co- workers seek to monitor and influence each others level of productivity. Data were collected during three summers of ethnographic research. A comparison of the control systems utilized in the production, shipping, and receiving departments at Kleer Windows reveals that peer control is likely to stimulate, rather than inhibit, productivity when two conditions exist. First, when ...


Peer Control In The Industrial Workplace, Jay R. Howard 2010 Butler University

Peer Control In The Industrial Workplace, Jay R. Howard

Jay R. Howard

This case study of Kleer Windows, a firm which manufactures doors and windows for the recreational vehicles industry argues that the influence of the work group can under certain conditions be harnessed by management in their attempts to control workers. Peer control exists when co- workers seek to monitor and influence each others level of productivity. Data were collected during three summers of ethnographic research. A comparison of the control systems utilized in the production, shipping, and receiving departments at Kleer Windows reveals that peer control is likely to stimulate, rather than inhibit, productivity when two conditions exist. First, when ...


Systems, Social Order, And The Global Debt Crisis, John Hamilton Bradford 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Systems, Social Order, And The Global Debt Crisis, John Hamilton Bradford

Doctoral Dissertations

Part I examines the global rise of both public and private debt and its recent manifestations in the US housing bubble and the financial panic of 2007-8. A review of the most popular theories of the debt crisis is provided, including an explication of securitized banking and economic theory. The underlying condition of increasing ecological and energetic scarcity is accorded central significance in the broad trajectory of world growth and debt, Part II explicates systems theories of social order and the social significance of markets. The theories of Niklas Luhmann, Talcott Parsons, Mario Bunge, Anthony Giddens, and Jürgen Habermas are ...


Futebol Como Metáfora, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Futebol Como Metáfora, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

O grande antropólogo brasileiro Roberto Da Matta, em entrevista a Marília Gabriela, na SBT, notável a muitos títulos, pareceu-nos ter elogiado o futebol como um sector social em que os jogadores são escolhidos pelo seu mérito efectivo e não por "cunhas" ou por motivos hereditários ou de afinidade. O que seria se a sociedade em geral se regulasse do mesmo modo? Ponderam-se neste artigo o entusiasmo por uma metáfora dessas e sublinha-se também a ambiguidade dessa "meritocracia"...


Higiene Da Língua, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Higiene Da Língua, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Não interessam as ideias, ou o que se diga, mas apenas "passar na TV"? A nossa Língua não denota, nos maus tratos que sofre, doenças sociais e políticas? Antes de tudo, para haver saúde social e política, é preciso ter ideias claras. E elas não existem sem palavras apropriadas - uma lição de Confúcio a meditar. A alternativa é venerarmos apenas, acriticamente, os ídolos que passem na TV.


Older Americans Working More, Retiring Less, Anne M. Shattuck 2010 University of New Hampshire

Older Americans Working More, Retiring Less, Anne M. Shattuck

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

This Carsey brief finds that the percentage of Americans age 65 and older remaining in the labor force continues to grow steadily in urban, suburban, and rural areas. In 2009, 22 percent of older men and 13 percent of older women were still working compared to 17 percent of men and 9 percent of women in 1995. Moreover, increasing percentages of older workers hold full-time, full-year jobs.


Understanding Very High Rates Of Young Child Poverty In The South, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Catherine Turcotte-Seabury 2010 University of New Hampshire

Understanding Very High Rates Of Young Child Poverty In The South, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Catherine Turcotte-Seabury

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

It is widely known that the South is home to some of the places with the highest rates of child poverty. To address the many challenges poor families face there, policy makers and community leaders need to understand the complex factors that converge in this region of the United States. This brief presents an analysis of and state-by-state data to help readers understand high child poverty in the South.


Transformational Leadership And Employee Well-Being : The Mediating Role Of Trust In The Leader And Self-Efficacy, Jiayan LIU, Oi Ling SIU, Kan SHI 2010 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chinese Academy of Sciences

Transformational Leadership And Employee Well-Being : The Mediating Role Of Trust In The Leader And Self-Efficacy, Jiayan Liu, Oi Ling Siu, Kan Shi

Staff Publications

Although transformational leadership (TL) is considered a kind of positive leadership, which can elevate followers in the long term, the mechanism of how TL influences employee well-being remains a relatively untouched area. Based on survey data collected from 745 employees from the People's Republic of China (Beijing, n= 297; Hong Kong, n= 448), results revealed that employees' trust in the leader and self-efficacy partially mediated the influence of TL on job satisfaction, and fully mediated the influence of TL on perceived work stress and stress symptoms. Implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed.


Regulatory Governance And The Informal Economy: Cross-National Comparisons, BASAK KUS 2010 Wesleyan University

Regulatory Governance And The Informal Economy: Cross-National Comparisons, Basak Kus

BASAK KUS

No abstract provided.


Heavy Drinking And Health Promotion Activities, Michael T. French, Ioana Popovici, Susan L. Ettner 2010 University of Miami

Heavy Drinking And Health Promotion Activities, Michael T. French, Ioana Popovici, Susan L. Ettner

Michael T. French

Empirical evidence suggests that individuals who consume relatively large amounts of alcohol are more likely to use expensive acute medical care and less likely to use preventive or ambulatory services than other individuals. The few studies that investigated the associations between heavy drinking and health promotion activities did not try to address omitted-variable biases that may confound the relationships. To fill this void in the literature, we examined the effects of heavy alcohol use on three health promotion activities (routine physical exam, flu shot, regular seatbelt use) using the US 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. Although specification tests indicated ...


Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, carroy u. ferguson 2010 UMASS Boston

Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

In relation to the Cosmos, we all, as human beings, live on this tiny planet we call Earth, a planet that supports and sustains life, as we know it. There are many different kinds of people, plants, and animals functioning in harmony with soil, air, and water--all linked to one another in a complex web of life to form one Earth community. Unfortunately, we often take this miracle and ecosystem of life for granted. When, however, we take the ecosystem of life too much for granted, Mother Earth "speaks," reflecting imbalances and dis-harmonies. When Mother Earth "speaks," her message is ...


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