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What Makes For Effective Labor Representation On Pension Boards?, Johanna Weststar, Anil Verma Dec 2007

What Makes For Effective Labor Representation On Pension Boards?, Johanna Weststar, Anil Verma

Management and Organizational Studies Publications

This article examines the efficacy of labor representation on pension boards. Using existing literature and interviews with labor trustees, this article develops a model where a more formal approach to recruitment and selection, skill acquisition, and accountability is hypothesized to aid labor trustees in achieving effective integration and representation on pension boards. Data indicate that labor trustees are placed in a challenging environment with insufficient support from their union, other trustees, or the board. These findings have important implications for the selection, training, and integration of labor trustees and the success of a labor agenda on pension issues.


A Theory Of Multi-Transitions And The Chinese Welfare State, Bo Li Dec 2007

A Theory Of Multi-Transitions And The Chinese Welfare State, Bo Li

Doctoral Dissertations

In this dissertation I introduce an institutional approach for the research of the Chinese welfare state and the measure of people’s welfare benefit. I demonstrate that multiple institutional transitions due to the economic reforms initiated in the early 1980s have since dramatically changed the Chinese welfare state and the way welfare benefits are distributed. Multiple institutional transitions discussed in this dissertation are structural changes associated with the state-owned enterprise (SOE) reforms, the rapid industrialization, ever-growing urbanization, and large-scale decentralization of the fiscal system. Through the exploration of the data from the 1988 and 1995 Chinese Household Income Project (CHIP), I …


Patient Care News: December 2007, St. Cloud Hospital Dec 2007

Patient Care News: December 2007, St. Cloud Hospital

Patient Care News

Happy Holidays

New CMIO Healthcare Literacy

TCAB

Focused Study: Pre-hospital IV Start Removal Times

Donating Old Cell Phones Dialysis: Services Expand, Get New Name HIDA Scans

Dysphagia: Free Water Protocol

Clinical Ladder


Hog Producers' Risk Management Attitudes And Desire For Additional Risk Management Education, George F. Patrick, Amy J. Peiter, Thomas O. Knight, Keith H. Coble, Alan Baquet Dec 2007

Hog Producers' Risk Management Attitudes And Desire For Additional Risk Management Education, George F. Patrick, Amy J. Peiter, Thomas O. Knight, Keith H. Coble, Alan Baquet

Department of Agricultural Economics: Faculty Publications

Hog producers in Indiana and Nebraska were surveyed about sources of risk, effectiveness of risk management strategies, and prior participation in and desire for additional risk management education. Ownership of hogs by the producer, size of the operation, and age did have significant effects on ratings of both sources of risk and effectiveness of risk management strategies. Probit analysis found age, prior attendance, knowledge and prior use of the tool, level of integration, and concern about price and performance risk have significant effects on interest in further education about production contracts, futures and options, packer marketing contracts, and financial management.


Eminent Domain In Tennessee: An Attorney's Guide, Dennis Huffer, James L. Murphy Dec 2007

Eminent Domain In Tennessee: An Attorney's Guide, Dennis Huffer, James L. Murphy

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive guide to the laws governing eminent domain in Tennessee.


Overtime And The Police: Application Of The Overtime Provisions Of The Fair Labor Standards Act On Law Enforcement, Rex Barton Dec 2007

Overtime And The Police: Application Of The Overtime Provisions Of The Fair Labor Standards Act On Law Enforcement, Rex Barton

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication is an overview of the impact of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions on law enforcement agencies.


What Does Usage Tell Us About Our Users?, Carol Tenopir, Eleanor Read, Maribeth Manoff, Gayle Baker, David Nicholas, Donald W. King Dec 2007

What Does Usage Tell Us About Our Users?, Carol Tenopir, Eleanor Read, Maribeth Manoff, Gayle Baker, David Nicholas, Donald W. King

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


December 2007: Cooking With The Federal Government, Dacus Library Dec 2007

December 2007: Cooking With The Federal Government, Dacus Library

Dacus Docs News

No abstract provided.


The Cresset (Vol. Lxxi, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University Dec 2007

The Cresset (Vol. Lxxi, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University

The Cresset (archived issues)

No abstract provided.


Semantic Web For Health Care And Biomedical Informatics, Amit P. Sheth Dec 2007

Semantic Web For Health Care And Biomedical Informatics, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

No abstract provided.


Primetimes Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2007, Office Of Lifespan Studies Dec 2007

Primetimes Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2007, Office Of Lifespan Studies

PrimeTimes Newsletter

PrimeTimes is the newsletter of the Office of Lifespan Studies in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University.


Deconstructing The Corrido's Validity: The Transformation Of The Corrido Into The Narcocorrido, Wayne D. Meals Dec 2007

Deconstructing The Corrido's Validity: The Transformation Of The Corrido Into The Narcocorrido, Wayne D. Meals

Theses & Dissertations

The classic corrido is a part of Mexican tradition and is woven into Mexico's rich cultural history. Listeners have endeared corridos for generations simply for the storytelling. They characterize small Mexican communities and their iconic heroes and represent the hope and courage that they must have in the face of injustice, oppression or danger. The protagonist in the corrido, commonly possessing the characteristics of Robin Hood, is a constant theme. This hero character also meets with an untimely death, usually the result of betrayal. The heightening of the element of conflict and violent death has transformed the classic corrido into …


The Future Of Television: An Analysis On The Impact Of The Internet On Both National And Local Television, Sarae Rodriguez Dec 2007

The Future Of Television: An Analysis On The Impact Of The Internet On Both National And Local Television, Sarae Rodriguez

Theses & Dissertations

Television has served as the most influential medium in the 20th century. Its popularity soared as programming developed on broadcast TV in the 1950s. Like television, the Internet was developed slowly in stages, over a number of years. Today, both mediums are widely used. However, more people are starting to read, view and download television news and entertainment content on the Internet. In order tor the major networks and local TV stations to transition in the media broadcasting industry, station websites have become a requirement, so viewers may have the alternative to watch television on the Internet. This transition has …


China's Good Earth: From Urbanization To Rural Development Under Hu Jintao 'S Administration, Jessica Wade Dec 2007

China's Good Earth: From Urbanization To Rural Development Under Hu Jintao 'S Administration, Jessica Wade

Global Asia Journal

This paper analyzes the recent efforts of the Chinese government to facilitate rural development. It reviews the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s previous emphasis on urban-based growth, the history behind the shift towards rural development, and the attempts by President Hu Jintao to move from extensive urban development towards sustainable rural development. It asserts, first, that much of China’s urban-based development was intentionally encouraged by the government, and second, that the CCP is now deliberately moving its investment and focus to rural-based growth. The paper justifies these findings through an exploration of the previous and current economic policies and propaganda of …


Farmers' Relationship With Different Animals: The Importance Of Getting Close To The Animals. Case Studies Of French, Swedish And Dutch Cattle, Pig And Poultry Farmers, B. B. Bock, M. M. Van Huik, M. Prutzer, F. Kling Eveillard, A. Dockes Dec 2007

Farmers' Relationship With Different Animals: The Importance Of Getting Close To The Animals. Case Studies Of French, Swedish And Dutch Cattle, Pig And Poultry Farmers, B. B. Bock, M. M. Van Huik, M. Prutzer, F. Kling Eveillard, A. Dockes

Human-Animal Relationships Collection

No abstract provided.


Systematic Reviews Of Animal Experiments Demonstrate Poor Human Clinical And Toxicological Utility, Andrew Knight Dec 2007

Systematic Reviews Of Animal Experiments Demonstrate Poor Human Clinical And Toxicological Utility, Andrew Knight

Experimentation Collection

The assumption that animal models are reasonably predictive of human outcomes provides the basis for their widespread use in toxicity testing and in biomedical research aimed at developing cures for human diseases. To investigate the validity of this assumption, the comprehensive Scopus biomedical bibliographic databases were searched for published systematic reviews of the human clinical or toxicological utility of animal experiments. In 20 reviews in which clinical utility was examined, the authors concluded that animal models were either significantly useful in contributing to the development of clinical interventions, or were substantially consistent with clinical outcomes, in only two cases, one …


Correlation Between Boldness And Body Mass In Natural Populations Of The Poeciliid Brachyrhaphis Episcopi, C. Brown, F. Jones, V. Braithwaite Dec 2007

Correlation Between Boldness And Body Mass In Natural Populations Of The Poeciliid Brachyrhaphis Episcopi, C. Brown, F. Jones, V. Braithwaite

Sentience Collection

The boldness of individual Brachyrhaphis episcopi, collected from regions of high and low predation, was investigated using two independent assays: (1) the time to emerge from cover and (2) the propensity to leave shoal mates and investigate a novel object. A strong correlation between the two assays was revealed such that fish that emerged from shelter sooner were also more likely to approach a novel object. This is indicative of a boldness personality axis acting across both behavioural contexts. Fish from high-predation areas were bolder than those from low-predation areas and males were bolder than females. A significant correlation between …


An Examination Of The Danish Immigrant-Trade Link, Roger White Dec 2007

An Examination Of The Danish Immigrant-Trade Link, Roger White

Economics

This paper investigates the influence of immigrants on Danish imports and exports. As public and political debates concerning immigration policy are expected to continue, the findings presented here provide valuable information. Prior to 2002, Denmark’s immigration policy was among the most liberal in Europe. However, concerns regarding terrorism, social services depletion, and detrimental labour market effects, all purported to stem from immigration, led the Danish government to severely tighten its policy. In examining Denmark, we explore the immigrant-trade relationship in a small host country that is globally well-integrated, open to trade, and proximate to both major trading partners and primary …


A Qualitative Study Of Letters To President Kennedy From Persons With Mental Illness And Their Families: Using The Research Poem In Policy Oriented Research, Rich Furman, Allison Shukraft Dec 2007

A Qualitative Study Of Letters To President Kennedy From Persons With Mental Illness And Their Families: Using The Research Poem In Policy Oriented Research, Rich Furman, Allison Shukraft

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Using the research poem as a tool of data representation, this paper presentsfindingsfrom an analysis of letters sent to President John F. Kennedy regarding the formulation of mental health policy during the early 1960s. The article presents the experiences of consumers of mental health services and their families-shapers and receivers of mentalhealthprovisionsth atareinfrequentlygivenv oice. Traditional thematic analysis was conducted, and data subsequently were represented in three poetic forms:free verse, the pantoum, and the tanka.


Negotiating 'Professional Agency': Social Work And Decision-Making Within The Ontario Child Welfare System, Henry Parada, Lisa Barnoff, Brienne Coleman Dec 2007

Negotiating 'Professional Agency': Social Work And Decision-Making Within The Ontario Child Welfare System, Henry Parada, Lisa Barnoff, Brienne Coleman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This article explores how social work as a discipline has helped to negotiate professional agency in decision-making within the restructured child protection system. The narratives of child protection workers affirm that a restrictive climate does exist in child protection agencies and that it indeed shapes the way they make their decisions. This study uses institutional ethnography as the methodology for exploring the decision-making practices of child protection workers. Three forms of data collection were used: experience as data, documentation reviews and in-depth interviews.


Review Of Human Behavior For Social Work Practice: A Developmental-Ecological Framework. Wendy Haight And Edward H. Taylor. Reviewed By Marvin D. Feit., Marvin D. Feit Dec 2007

Review Of Human Behavior For Social Work Practice: A Developmental-Ecological Framework. Wendy Haight And Edward H. Taylor. Reviewed By Marvin D. Feit., Marvin D. Feit

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Wendy Haight and Edward H. Taylor, Human Behavior for Social Work Practice: A Developmental-Ecological Framework. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books, 2006. $ 39.95 papercover.


Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers And The American Dream. Ruth Sidel. Dec 2007

Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers And The American Dream. Ruth Sidel.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Ruth Sidel, Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers and the American Dream. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006. $ 45.00 hardcover, $ 17.95 papercover.


Humanitarian Aid Work: A Critical Approach. Carlos Martin Beristain., David K. Androff Dec 2007

Humanitarian Aid Work: A Critical Approach. Carlos Martin Beristain., David K. Androff

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Carlos Martin Beristain, Humanitarian Aid Work: A Critical Approach. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. $ 59.95 hardcover.


The Effect Of Vicarious Learned Helplessness On Critical Thinking, Bridget Hennessey Dec 2007

The Effect Of Vicarious Learned Helplessness On Critical Thinking, Bridget Hennessey

Mako: NSU Undergraduate Student Journal

This study was to determine if critical thinking was affected by vicarious learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a psychological condition in which one continues to be hurt or damaged physically or mentally. The hypothesis was that people who were primed with thoughts or made to believe and think of themselves or others in an abusive relationship would score lower on critical thinking than those primed with thoughts of a healthy relationship. Thirty participants were randomly assigned into two groups; one group listened to an audio recording based on a healthy relationship and the other listened to an abusive relationship. Following …


Influences Of Locus Of Control On Thinking About A Spinal Cord Injury, Sharon Rubin Dec 2007

Influences Of Locus Of Control On Thinking About A Spinal Cord Injury, Sharon Rubin

Mako: NSU Undergraduate Student Journal

In this study, the effect of locus of control on a visualization of a spinal-cord injury was investigated. Research has shown that locus of control plays an important role in determining the control one perceives to have over oneself and events. Life satisfaction is usually lowered because of negative behavior changes one goes through when experiencing a traumatic event, such as a spinal cord injury (Livneh, 2001). The research examined the hypothesis that those with an internal locus of control will be less upset following an intense visualization of a spinal-cord injury (SCI) compared to those with an external locus …


Plain And Simple: German Stonewares From Colonial Sites, Lisa Hudgins Dec 2007

Plain And Simple: German Stonewares From Colonial Sites, Lisa Hudgins

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Citizens For Peace Minutes 11-13-07, Linda J. Lieder Dec 2007

Citizens For Peace Minutes 11-13-07, Linda J. Lieder

Citizens for Peace

The 4th Anniversary meeting of the Citizens for Peace opened at 7:00 pm with a welcome by President, Colleen Mills. She introduced Yusif Barakat, who led the group in a Native American Blessing: Prayer of the Six Directions. The many members and visitors then enjoyed a fabulous International themed buffet, with delicious dishes made by members. After enjoying the diverse selection of foods, Colleen shared a DVD clip of the Live Earth concert featuring Melissa Etheridge singing a very inspiring song – “Imagine That”.


Offensive Realism And Central & Eastern Europe After The Cold War, Dylan Kissane Dec 2007

Offensive Realism And Central & Eastern Europe After The Cold War, Dylan Kissane

Dylan Kissane

At the end of the Cold War, John Mearsheimer published the article, “Back to the Future: Instability in Europe after the Cold War”. The widely-cited piece included four predictions for the post-Cold War European geopolitical landscape founded on the theory of offensive realism, the realpolitik approach that Mearsheimer had established and developed over more than a decade of scholarship. However, the emergence of a post-Cold War and pan-continental peace suggests that something was wrong with Mearsheimer’s predictions and, by implication, the theory that informed them. This article argues that Mearsheimer’s mistake was to rely on a theory that assumed the …


Impuestos Y Justicia Distributiva. Una Revisión Normativa De La Propuesta De Murphy Y Nagel, Cristian Pérez Muñoz Dec 2007

Impuestos Y Justicia Distributiva. Una Revisión Normativa De La Propuesta De Murphy Y Nagel, Cristian Pérez Muñoz

Cristian Pérez Muñoz

Recently, Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel have presented an interesting and controversial proposal to evaluate normatively a tax system (Murphy y Nagel 2001, 2002; Murphy 2005a, 2005b). Basically, they argue that a tax scheme will be just only if it finds its place in a just set of economic and legal institutions. In this work I analyze their proposal. Firstly, I review and present their main ideas. Secondly, I examine some institutional consequences that would suppose the application of their proposal in order to choose a specific tax system. Fundamentally, in this section I evaluate the proposal of Negative Income …


Masking Identification Of Discrete Choice Models Under Simulation Methods, Lesley Chiou, Joan L. Walker Dec 2007

Masking Identification Of Discrete Choice Models Under Simulation Methods, Lesley Chiou, Joan L. Walker

Lesley Chiou

We present examples based on actual and synthetic datasets to illustrate how simulation methods can mask identification problems in the estimation of discrete choice models such as mixed logit. Simulation methods approximate an integral (without a closed form) by taking draws from the underlying distribution of the random variable of integration. Our examples reveal how a low number of draws can generate estimates that appear identified, but in fact, are either not theoretically identified by the model or not empirically identified by the data. For the particular case of maximum simulated likelihood estimation, we investigate the underlying source of the …