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Age And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner 2009 Rollins College

Age And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

Teaching presentation


Risk And Prices: The Role Of User Sanctions In Marijuana Markets, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Beau Kilmer, Michael Grossman, Frank Chaloupka 2009 Rand Corporation

Risk And Prices: The Role Of User Sanctions In Marijuana Markets, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Beau Kilmer, Michael Grossman, Frank Chaloupka

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

User sanctions influence the legal risk for consumers who engage in illegal drug markets. If a reduction in user sanctions leads to an increase in consumption, drug prices will rise unless supply is perfectly elastic. In equilibrium, a change in consumption associated with decreasing user sanctions could be relatively small if supply is upward sloping. Using a novel dataset with rich transaction-level information, this paper evaluates the impact of recent changes in user sanctions for marijuana on marijuana prices. The results suggest that lower legal risks for users are associated with higher marijuana prices in the short-run, which ceteris paribus ...


Public Values, Health Inequality, And Alternative Notions Of A “Fair” Response, Elizabeth Rigby, Erika Blacksher, Claire Espey 2009 University of Houston - Main

Public Values, Health Inequality, And Alternative Notions Of A “Fair” Response, Elizabeth Rigby, Erika Blacksher, Claire Espey

Elizabeth Rigby

The fact that disadvantaged people generally die younger and suffer more disease than those with more resources is gaining ground as a major policy concern in the United States. Yet, we know little about how public values inform public opinion regarding policy interventions to address these disparities. This paper presents findings from an exploratory study of the public’s values and priorities as they relate to social inequalities in health. Forty-three subjects were presented with a scenario depicting health inequalities by social class and were given the opportunity to alter the distribution of health outcomes. Participants’ responses fell into one ...


An Analysis Of Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload At An Historically Black And Predominantly White Institutions In Maryland, Robert T. Palmer, Kimberly A. Griffin 2009 The Pennsylvania State University

An Analysis Of Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload At An Historically Black And Predominantly White Institutions In Maryland, Robert T. Palmer, Kimberly A. Griffin

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Although ambiguity exists regarding how states must respond to the mandates of Fordice to dismantle dual systems of education in previously segregated states, several scholars note Fordice should manifest itself in the enhancement of public Black colleges. Responding to Fordice, the state of Maryland entered into an agreement with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to make its Black colleges comparable with their White counterparts. While Maryland claims that it has satisfied its agreement with OCR, findings of this study challenge this assertion. Data from AAUP, University System of Maryland [USM], and the Morgan State Office of Institutional research show ...


History Naacp Texas.Pdf, Marcia A. Johnson Ms 2009 Texas Southern University

History Naacp Texas.Pdf, Marcia A. Johnson Ms

Marcia A Johnson

No abstract provided.


Victimization In Early Life And Mental Health In Adulthood: An Examination Of The Mediating And Moderating Influences Of Psychosocial Resources, Michael T. French, Terrence D. Hill, Lauren M. Kaplan, Robert J. Johnson 2009 University of Miami

Victimization In Early Life And Mental Health In Adulthood: An Examination Of The Mediating And Moderating Influences Of Psychosocial Resources, Michael T. French, Terrence D. Hill, Lauren M. Kaplan, Robert J. Johnson

Michael T. French

Although numerous studies have documented the long-term effects of childhood victimization on mental health in adulthood, few have directly examined potential mediators and moderators of this association. Using data from the Welfare, Children, and Families project (1999)—a probability sample of 2,402 predominantly black and Hispanic low-income women with children living in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio—we predict psychological distress in adulthood with measures of physical assault and sexual coercion before age 18. Building on previous research, we test the mediating and moderating influences of emotional support, instrumental support, and self-esteem. Although we observe no indirect effects of ...


The Business Of Punishing: Impediments To Accountability In The Private Corrections Industry, Stephen Raher 2009 Lewis & Clark Law School

The Business Of Punishing: Impediments To Accountability In The Private Corrections Industry, Stephen Raher

Stephen Raher

No abstract provided.


Organizations And Economics, Richard Adelstein 2009 Wesleyan University

Organizations And Economics, Richard Adelstein

Richard Adelstein

A contribution to a symposium on a paper by Richard Posner.


There's A Song In The Air! - Women's Choir, Keith D. Rowley 2009 Utah Valley University

There's A Song In The Air! - Women's Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An original Christmas carol arranged for 2 part (SA) women's choir and piano with words by Josiah Gilbert Holland.


The Limits And Opportunities Of Networks: Municipalities And Canadian Climate Change Policy, Christopher D. Gore 2009 Ryerson University

The Limits And Opportunities Of Networks: Municipalities And Canadian Climate Change Policy, Christopher D. Gore

Christopher D Gore

Research on climate change policy and politics has become increasingly focused on the actions and influence of subnational governments. In North America, this attention has been particularly focused on why subnational governments have taken action in the absence of national leadership, what effect action might have on future national climate policy, and whether the collective action of networks of municipal governments are reshaping and challenging the character of national and global climate governance. This paper examines Canadian municipal climate in light of the absence of a comprehensive and effective climate national strategy. The paper considers various reasons why local governments ...


Dell H. Hymes: An Intellectual Sketch, Joel Sherzer, Barbara Johnstone, William M. Marcellino 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Dell H. Hymes: An Intellectual Sketch, Joel Sherzer, Barbara Johnstone, William M. Marcellino

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Crisis Preparation, Media Use, And Information Seeking During Hurricane Ike: Lessons Learned For Emergency Communication, Jennifer A. Burke, Patric R. Spence, Kenneth Lachlan 2009 University of Kentukcy

Crisis Preparation, Media Use, And Information Seeking During Hurricane Ike: Lessons Learned For Emergency Communication, Jennifer A. Burke, Patric R. Spence, Kenneth Lachlan

Patric R. Spence

This study was a replication and extension of a previous work that examined crisis preparation, information-
seeking patterns, and media use in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A quantitative survey study was undertaken to examine the same variables after Hurricane Ike. Surveys were collected from 691 Hurricane Ike evacuees. Respondents were more likely to have an evacuation plan or emergency kit than those displaced by Katrina, and older respondents were less likely than younger respondents to have an emergency kit in place. Women, African Americans, and older respondents indicated a greater desire for information, with African American respondents desiring information ...


Age, Gender, And Information-Seeking Patterns Following An Urban Bridge Collapse, Patric R. Spence, Kenneth Lachlan, Lindsay D. Nelson, Ashleigh K. Shelton 2009 University of Kentukcy

Age, Gender, And Information-Seeking Patterns Following An Urban Bridge Collapse, Patric R. Spence, Kenneth Lachlan, Lindsay D. Nelson, Ashleigh K. Shelton

Patric R. Spence

Previous research suggests that mediated information seeking may be especially strong during crises
and other times of uncertainty, however, little is known about sex differences in both information seeking and
responses under these conditions. The current study explores these differences using data collected from
Minneapolis residents following the I-35W bridge collapse.


The Small N Methodological Challenges Of Analyzing Regional Integration, Gaspare M. Genna, Philippe DeLombaerde 2009 The University of Texas at El Paso

The Small N Methodological Challenges Of Analyzing Regional Integration, Gaspare M. Genna, Philippe Delombaerde

Gaspare M Genna

As the number of regional integration organizations increases, the attention to case selection in small-N qualitative analysis becomes more necessary in order to avoid selection biases that could produce results with doubtful generalizations. This paper addresses the problem of selecting cases and offers solutions to potential pitfalls in research. First we examine various research designs in qualitative methods and discuss the problems of selecting observations on the dependent variable. We next discuss the operational definition of regions. In order to select from a population of observations, it is important to understand what is and what is not included. Finally, a ...


Desigualdad En El Ingreso Como Determinante Social De La Salud [Income Inequality As A Social Determinant Of Health], Fernando De Maio 2009 Simon Fraser University

Desigualdad En El Ingreso Como Determinante Social De La Salud [Income Inequality As A Social Determinant Of Health], Fernando De Maio

Fernando De Maio

A pesar de la vasta literatura empírica, no se alcanzó un consenso respecto de los efectos en la salud derivados de la desigualdad en el ingreso. Este estudio se suma a los debates en curso y analiza la solidez de la relación entre la desigualdad del ingreso y la salud de la población en la Argentina, valiéndose de cinco índices diferentes para medir la desigualdad en el ingreso (cada uno de ellos, sensible a las desigualdades en las distintas partes del espectro del ingreso) y cinco mediciones de la salud de la población. Este trabajo está basado en la Encuesta ...


Immigration As Pathogenic: A Systematic Review Of The Health Of Immigrants To Canada, Fernando De Maio 2009 Simon Fraser University

Immigration As Pathogenic: A Systematic Review Of The Health Of Immigrants To Canada, Fernando De Maio

Fernando De Maio

This review investigates the health of immigrants to Canada by critically examining differences in health status between immigrants and the native-born population and by tracing how the health of immigrants changes after settling in the country. Fifty-one published empirical studies met the inclusion criteria for this review. The analysis focuses on four inter-related questions: (1) Which health conditions show transition effects and which do not? (2) Do health transitions vary by ethnicity/racialized identity? (3) How are health transitions influenced by socioeconomic status? and (4) How do compositional and contextual factors interact to affect the health of immigrants? Theoretical and ...


In Their Own Words: Sophomore College Men Describe Attitude And Behavior Changes Resulting From A Rape Prevention Program Two Years After Their Participation., John D. Foubert, Eric Godin, Jerry Tatum 2009 Oklahoma State University

In Their Own Words: Sophomore College Men Describe Attitude And Behavior Changes Resulting From A Rape Prevention Program Two Years After Their Participation., John D. Foubert, Eric Godin, Jerry Tatum

John D. Foubert

The study conducted involved assessing students from a Southeastern public university during two academic years, after their participation in an all-male sexual assault peer education program. The study findings revealed that 79% of 184 college men reported attitude change, behavior change, or both. Furthermore, a multistage inductive analysis revealed that after seeing The Men’s Program, men intervened to prevent rapes from happening. Participants also modified their behavior to avoid committing sexual assault when they or a potential partner were under the influence of alcohol. Implications for future research were discussed.


Culture, Emotional Transnationalism And Mental Distress: Family Relations And, Chien-Juh Gu 2009 Western Michigan University

Culture, Emotional Transnationalism And Mental Distress: Family Relations And, Chien-Juh Gu

Chien-Juh Gu

No abstract provided.


The Issues Of Appraising “Meaningful” Participation And Quality Control In Threaded Discussion Board., Lee Luan Ng 2009 Selected Works

The Issues Of Appraising “Meaningful” Participation And Quality Control In Threaded Discussion Board., Lee Luan Ng

Dr Ng Lee Luan

One of the most widely used interactive channels today is the electronic discussion board. This new medium is used as part of feedback-seeking channels. There are two unique characteristics, it does not require the physical presence of anyone and it does not require the simultaneous presence of anyone for feedback-seeking activities to occur. Educational practitioners have also begun to capitalize on these characteristics in their scheme of course assessment. In this study, the threaded electronic discussion board has been incorporated into part of the assessment activities for postgraduate courses. The study aims to investigate how this medium is utilized by ...


Two Roads Diverge: Review Of The Linguistics Of Speech By William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp Xii + 296. Isbn 978-0-521-88703-8; $99.00, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Two Roads Diverge: Review Of The Linguistics Of Speech By William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp Xii + 296. Isbn 978-0-521-88703-8; $99.00, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


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