Society

Economic Intervention and Parenting: A Randomized Experiment of Statewide Child Development Accounts
We examine the effects of Child Development Accounts (CDAs) on parenting stress and practices. We use data from the SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK) experiment. SEED OK selected caregivers of infants from Oklahoma birth certificates using a probability sampling method, randomly assigned caregivers to the treatment (n = 1,132) or control group (n = 1,098), and provided college savings incentives...


Nanotechnology researchers' collaboration relationships: A gender analysis of access to scientific information
Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, particularly at higher levels of organizations. This article investigates the impact of this underrepresentation on the processes of interpersonal collaboration in nanotechnology. Analyses are conducted to assess: (1) the comparative tie strength of women’s and men’s collaborations, whether women...
The role of governance in economic development: evidence from some selected countries in Asia and the Pacific
International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 41, Issue 12, October 2014. The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of corruption as an important element of weak governance, with control variables such as inflation rate, openness to trade and dependency ratio on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita income of nine selected countries in Asia and the Pacific. Design/methodology/ap...


Globalization and health worker crisis: what do wealth-effects tell us?
International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 41, Issue 12, October 2014. Owing to lack of relevant data on health human resource (HHR) migration, the empirical dimension of the health-worker crisis debate has remained void despite abundant theoretical literature. A health worker crisis is growing in the world. Shortages in health professionals are reaching staggering levels in many parts ...
Mean reversion and predictability of remittances: evidence from selected developing countries
International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 41, Issue 12, October 2014. The paper examines the predictability of remittances in individual developing countries. It achieves this objective by testing for mean reversion (i.e. stationarity) in the monthly remittance series reported to the World Bank by 21 developing countries. Design/methodology/approach Unit root tests on remittance time s...


The relationship between financial development indicators and human development in India
International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 41, Issue 12, October 2014. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between financial development indicators and human development in India using annual data from 1980-2012. Design/methodology/approach The Ng-Perron unit root test is used to check for the order of integration of the variables. The long run relationship and shor...
Travail et genre / Arbeit und Geschlecht
Textes traduits en français / Französische Übersetzungen Bettina Heintz / Eva Nadai « Geschlecht und Kontext ; De-Institutionalisierungsprozesse und geschlechtliche Differenzierung », Zeitschrift für Soziologie, vol. 27, 1998, p. 75-93. Regine Gildemeister / Robert Günther « Politik und Geschlecht. Programmatische Gleichheit und die Praxis der Differenzierung », in : Nassehi, A...

La Bohème. Aperçu du monde des créatifs du XIXème au XXIème siècle/ Bohèmes oder Kulturen des Kreativen – Blicke auf ein Milieu des 19. und 21. Jahrhunderts
Textes traduits en français / Französische Übersetzungen Andreas Reckwitz Vom Künstlermythos zur Normalisierung kreativer Prozesse: Der Beitrag des Kunstfeldes zur Genese des Kreativsubjekts (in: Christoph Menke/Juliane Rebentisch, Hrsg., Kreativität und Depression. Freiheit im gegenwärtigen Kapitalismus, Berlin, Kulturverlag Kadmos 2010, S. 98-117) Georg Stanitzek Die Bohème als Bildu...
Translating Answers to Open-ended Survey Questions in Cross-cultural Research: A Case Study on the Interplay between Translation, Coding, and Analysis
Open-ended probing questions in cross-cultural surveys help uncover equivalence problems in cross-cultural survey research. For languages that a project team does not understand, probe answers need to be translated into a common project language. This article presents a case study on translating open-ended, that is, narrative answers. It describes how the translation can be approached to obtain...

Trans-disciplinary research and strategic urban expansion planning in a context of weak institutional capacity: Case study of Huambo, Angola
Increasingly online public access to satellite imagery and the development of qualitative GIS have, in principle, the potential to provide action- and strategic planning approaches with more economical spatial information to monitor and plan physical urban transformation. This is of particular use in rapidly urbanising contexts in the global South, where lack of resources prompted the developme...
Realism and Contingency
This paper constitutes an extended response to Athanasia Chalari's paper The Causal Impact of Resistance, which suggests that one may derive from internal conversations a causal explanation of resistance. In the context of our engagements with critical realism and digital research into social movements, we review Chalari's main argument, before applying it to a concrete case: the student protes...

Beyond “Inherit It or Marry It”: Exploring How Women Engaged in Sustainable Agriculture Access Farmland
Despite an overall decrease in new farm operations, the number of women farm operators grew 30 percent between 2002 and 2007, with 300 percent growth since 1978. This research suggests, however, that opportunities for women have unfolded unevenly. We argue that women's opportunities to farm are affected by their social location and life course, suggesting that as their lives unfold across speci...
Guilty feelings and the guilt trip: Emotions and motivation in migration and transnational caregiving
This paper explores experience of 'guilt' as a motivating emotion in the migrant process. Data are drawn from two major research projects with a focus on Italian transnational families comprising adult migrant children living in Australia and their ageing parents in Italy. Findings confirm Baumeister et al.'s (1994) three broad functions of guilt as relationship-enhancing; a tool for exerting ...
Popular Climate Science and Painless Consumer Choices: Communicating Climate Change in the Hot Pink Flamingos Exhibit, Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
Using critical discourse analysis, we examine the communicative potential of science centers to engage the public in climate change science. Drawing on a theoretical framework combining climate change engagement and communication, science centers as sites of engagement and communication, ecological citizenship, and insights from social cognitive theory, our analysis shows that along with popula...
Putting Environmental Infographics Center Stage: The Role of Visuals at the Elaboration Likelihood Model's Critical Point of Persuasion
Infographics, which integrate visuals and text, can increase audience engagement with message content. Relying on two experiments, this study demonstrates the role of visuals for decisions to critically evaluate pro-environmental messages. Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model as a theoretical foundation, we demonstrate that individuals engage in greater levels of issue-relevant thinking when ...