'Like A Prison!': Homeless Women's Narratives Of Surviving Shelter, 2009 Western Michigan University
'Like A Prison!': Homeless Women's Narratives Of Surviving Shelter, Angela Moe, Sarah Deward
Angela M. Moe
Relying on field observation and twenty qualitative interviews with shelter residents, this article examines how the bureaucracy and institutionalization within a homeless shelter fits various tenets of Goffman's (1961) "total institution," particularly with regard to systematic deterioration of personhood and loss of autonomy. Women's experiences as shelter residents are then explored via a typology of survival strategies: submission, adaptation, and resistance. This research contributes to existing literature on gendered poverty by analyzing the nuanced ways in which institutionalization affects and complicates women's efforts to survive homelessness.
Review Of Timothy J. Sullivan. New York State And The Rise Of Modern Conservatism: Redrawing Party Lines. (State University Of New York Press, 2008), Brian Glenn
Brian J. Glenn
No abstract provided.
Explaining Public Attitudes Toward Fighting Inequality In Latin America, 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Explaining Public Attitudes Toward Fighting Inequality In Latin America, Jana Morgan, Nathan Kelly
This paper uses the 2008 Americas Barometer survey data from 22 countries to explore the factors that shape Latin American attitudes about the role of the state in reducing inequality. Using multilevel analysis to properly model both the individual- and country-level predictors of these attitudes, we find that traditional explanations of public attitudes about government’s redistributive role also carry weight in Latin America. Economic evaluations, personal wealth, trust in government, and assessments of government performance are each associated in predictable ways with attitudes about redistribution. But the analysis also identifies factors that have been overlooked in previous research on ...
Through The Doughnut Hole: Reimagining The Social Security Contribution And Benefit Base Limit, 2009 University of Florida
Through The Doughnut Hole: Reimagining The Social Security Contribution And Benefit Base Limit, Patricia E. Dilley
Patricia E Dilley
ABSTRACT The Obama campaign proposal to address Social Security's future financing shortfalls by increasing the Social Security tax base limit only for those making more than $250,000 per year raises the broader question of the function of the base limit from a Social Security program perspective. The public supports increasing the wage base above all other possible avenues for solving long term financing issues, but the problems with the Obama "doughnut hole" proposal are substantial from several perspectives. In this article, the author suggests that the function of the base limit be reconsidered, and the benefit accrual function ...
Public Values, Health Inequality, And Alternative Notions Of A “Fair” Response, 2009 University of Houston - Main
Public Values, Health Inequality, And Alternative Notions Of A “Fair” Response, Elizabeth Rigby, Erika Blacksher, Claire Espey
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 ...
How To Help Your Community Recover From Disaster: A Manual For Planning And Action, 2009 National-Louis University
How To Help Your Community Recover From Disaster: A Manual For Planning And Action, Judah J. Viola,
Judah J. Viola, Ph.D.
No abstract provided.
Reading List On Nonprofit-Business Partnerships, 2009 University of Kent at Canterbury - U.K.
Reading List On Nonprofit-Business Partnerships, Maria May Seitanidi
Maria May Seitanidi
This is a reading list for those interested to pursue research on nonprofit-business partnerships
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
Black Tuesday And Graying The Legitimacy Line For Governmental Intervention: When Tomorrow Is Just A Future Yesterday, 2009 Chapman University School of Law
Black Tuesday And Graying The Legitimacy Line For Governmental Intervention: When Tomorrow Is Just A Future Yesterday, Donald J. Kochan
Donald J. Kochan
Black Tuesday in October 1929 marked a major crisis in American history. As we face current economic woes, it is appropriate to recall not only the event but also reflect on how it altered the legal landscape and the change it precipitated in the acceptance of governmental intervention into the marketplace. Perceived or real crises can cause us to dance between free markets and regulatory power. Much like the events of 1929, current financial concerns have led to new, unprecedented governmental intervention into the private sector. This Article seeks caution, on the basis of history, arguing that fear and crisis ...