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2009 Utah Valley University Database Report, Annie Smith 2009 Utah Valley State College

2009 Utah Valley University Database Report, Annie Smith

Annie Smith

This report was prepared for the UVU Library administration.


Separate And Unequal: Post-Tsunami Aid Distribution In Southern India, Daniel P. Aldrich 2009 Purdue University

Separate And Unequal: Post-Tsunami Aid Distribution In Southern India, Daniel P. Aldrich

Daniel P Aldrich

Objective. Disasters are a regular occurrence throughout the world. Whether all eligible victims of a catastrophe receive similar amounts of aid from governments and donors following a crisis remains an open question. Methods. I use data on 62 similarly damaged inland fishing villages in five districts of southeastern India following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to measure the causal influence of caste, location, wealth, and bridging social capital on the receipt of aid. Using two-limit tobit and negative binomial models, I investigate the factors that influence the time spent in refugee camps, receipt of an initial aid packet, and receipt …


Gender Differences In Information Behavior Concerning Wikipedia, An Unorthodox Information Source?, Sook Lim 2009 St. Catherine University

Gender Differences In Information Behavior Concerning Wikipedia, An Unorthodox Information Source?, Sook Lim

Sook Lim

No abstract provided.


Living With Security Dilemmas: Triggers Of Ethnic Conflicts The Case Of Georgia, Robert Nalbandov Dr. 2009 Department of Political Science, Utah State University

Living With Security Dilemmas: Triggers Of Ethnic Conflicts The Case Of Georgia, Robert Nalbandov Dr.

Robert Nalbandov Dr.

No abstract provided.


A Little Now For A Lot Later: A Look At A Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program, Clement (Kirabo) Jackson 2009 Cornell University

A Little Now For A Lot Later: A Look At A Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program, Clement (Kirabo) Jackson

C. Kirabo Jackson

The Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program pays both students and teachers for passing grades on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The program was implemented in schools serving primarily low-income, minority populations. Using a difference-in-differences strategy, I find that program adoption is associated with increased AP course enrollment and AP exam taking. Moreover, the program is associated with an increase in students scoring above 1100/24 on the SAT/ACT, and an increase in students matriculating in college. I find no evidence that the rewards distorted behaviors in undesirable ways. I present empirical evidence that teachers and students were not simply aiming to maximize …


Do Students Benefit From Attending Better Schools?: Evidence From Rule-Based Student Assignments In Trinidad And Tobago, Clement (Kirabo) Jackson 2009 Cornell University ILR School

Do Students Benefit From Attending Better Schools?: Evidence From Rule-Based Student Assignments In Trinidad And Tobago, Clement (Kirabo) Jackson

C. Kirabo Jackson

In Trinidad and Tobago students are assigned to secondary schools after fifth grade based on achievement tests, leading to large differences in the school environments to which students of differing initial levels of achievement are exposed. This paper uses instrumental variables based on the discontinuities created by the assignment mechanism, and exploits rich data which include the students’ test scores at entry and secondary school preferences to address self-selection bias. I find that attending a better school has large positive effects on examination performance at the end of secondary school. The effects are about twice as large for girls than …


Reinventing Controlling State Crime And Varieties Of State Crime And Its Control: What I Would Have Done Differntly, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2009 University of Baltimore

Reinventing Controlling State Crime And Varieties Of State Crime And Its Control: What I Would Have Done Differntly, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Resisting The Carceral State: Prisoner Resistance From The Bottom Up, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2009 University of Baltimore

Resisting The Carceral State: Prisoner Resistance From The Bottom Up, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Primacy Of Grievance As A Structural Cause Of Oppositional Political Terrorism: Comparing Al-Fatah, Farc, And Pira, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2009 University of Baltimore

The Primacy Of Grievance As A Structural Cause Of Oppositional Political Terrorism: Comparing Al-Fatah, Farc, And Pira, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Primacy Of Grievance As A Structural Cause Of Oppositional Political Terrorism: Comparing Al Fatah, Farc, And Pira, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2009 University of Baltimore

The Primacy Of Grievance As A Structural Cause Of Oppositional Political Terrorism: Comparing Al Fatah, Farc, And Pira, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


International Terrorism, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D., Michael Stohl 2009 University of Baltimore

International Terrorism, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D., Michael Stohl

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Private Military Contractors, Crime, And The Terrain Of Unaccountability, Dawn L. Rothe Ph.D., Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2009 Old Dominion University

Private Military Contractors, Crime, And The Terrain Of Unaccountability, Dawn L. Rothe Ph.D., Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Bavarian State Library (Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), Jennifer Allison 2009 Pepperdine University

The Bavarian State Library (Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

This paper discusses the history of the Bavarian State Library in Munich, from its founding in the 16th century to its current status as one of Europe's leading libraries with over 9 million volumes. It also outlines several aspects of the current state of the library's affairs, including its user profile, service philosophy, and efforts to foster collaborate between libraries and librarian training throughout the state of Bavaria.


Creating A Table Of Contents And A Table Of Authorities In A Microsoft Word Document, Jennifer Allison 2009 Pepperdine University

Creating A Table Of Contents And A Table Of Authorities In A Microsoft Word Document, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

This document provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for creating a table of contents and a table of authorities in a Microsoft Word document, using Word's TOC and TOA creation utilities. It explains conceptually and practically how this functionality works. It is designed to instruct law students.


Discovering Canadian Law, Jennifer Allison 2009 Pepperdine University

Discovering Canadian Law, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

No abstract provided.


United We Restrain, Divided We Rule: Neoliberalism And Labor Unions In Turkey And Mexico, BASAK KUS, Isik Ozel 2009 Wesleyan University

United We Restrain, Divided We Rule: Neoliberalism And Labor Unions In Turkey And Mexico, Basak Kus, Isik Ozel

BASAK KUS

No abstract provided.


Should Income Transfers Be Targeted Or Universal? Insights From Public Pension Influences On Elderly Mortality In Canada, 1921–1966, Jesse A. Matheson, J.C. Herbert Emery 2009 University of Calgary

Should Income Transfers Be Targeted Or Universal? Insights From Public Pension Influences On Elderly Mortality In Canada, 1921–1966, Jesse A. Matheson, J.C. Herbert Emery

Jesse A Matheson

We investigate the impact of Canada’s means-tested and universal public pension programs on the mortality rates of recipient age groups for the period 1921–1966. We find that only the universal program significantly reduced recipient age group mortality rates. The implied social value of the mortality risk reduction from this program is onetenth of the value per statistical life associated with contemporary government policy, meaning that Canadians did not need to place a high value on the life of a senior to justify the higher cost of the universal program.


Heterogeneity In Income Tax Incidence: Are The Wages Of Dangerous Jobs More Responsive To Tax Changes Than The Wages Of Safe Jobs?, David Powell 2009 Rand Corporation

Heterogeneity In Income Tax Incidence: Are The Wages Of Dangerous Jobs More Responsive To Tax Changes Than The Wages Of Safe Jobs?, David Powell

David Powell

Income taxes distort the relationship between wages and non-taxable amenities. When the marginal tax rate increases, amenities become more valuable as the compensating differential for low-amenity jobs is taxed away. While there is evidence that the provision of some amenities responds to taxes, the tax literature has ignored the consequences for job characteristics which cannot fully adjust. This paper compares the wage response of dangerous jobs – measured by injury and fatality rates – to the wage response of safe jobs. When marginal tax rates increase, we should see the pre-tax compensating differential for on-the-job risk increase, implying the existence …


Wind Energy Glossary: Technical Terms And Concepts, Erik Edward Nordman 2009 Grand Valley State University

Wind Energy Glossary: Technical Terms And Concepts, Erik Edward Nordman

Erik Edward Nordman

The terms in this glossary are organized into three sections: (1) Electricity Transmission Network; (2) Wind Turbine Components; and (3) Wind Energy Challenges, Issues and Solutions.


Spatial Variations In The Character Of Off-The-Books Entrepreneurship: Lessons From A Study Of Contrasting Districts In Moscow, Colin C. Williams 2009 University of Sheffield

Spatial Variations In The Character Of Off-The-Books Entrepreneurship: Lessons From A Study Of Contrasting Districts In Moscow, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

Although there is growing recognition that many entrepreneurs start-up trading partially or wholly off-the-books, few have evaluated whether the character of this hidden enterprise culture varies spatially. To begin to do so, this paper evaluates whether and how the nature of off-the-books entrepreneurship differs across an affluent, mixed and deprived district of Moscow. Drawing upon 313 face-to-face interviews, the finding is that wholly legitimate enterprises represent just the tip of the iceberg in Moscow. Beneath the surface in all the districts is a large hidden enterprise culture. However, off-the-books entrepreneurship in the affluent district is comprised more of registered businesses …


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