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Publication date: 4 April 2013

Andra Gillespie

Purpose – Cory Booker will likely step down as mayor of Newark in 2014 or 2018. When he does, the possibility of a strong Latino candidate emerging is quite likely. There…

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Purpose – Cory Booker will likely step down as mayor of Newark in 2014 or 2018. When he does, the possibility of a strong Latino candidate emerging is quite likely. There are a number of black politicians who would like to succeed Booker as well. This chapter identifies eight potential successors to Booker and assesses their ability to create a multiracial electoral coalition using prior vote performance in citywide elections.Design/methodology/approach – This study regresses district (or precinct) level vote preferences for the aforementioned potential successors in previous elections on the racial and ethnic composition of the district, using voter district demographic data from 2000 and 201011The 2010 data is still incomplete at the time of publication. As such, this data will be used sparingly. compiled by the US Census Bureau and the Minnesota Population Center.Findings − There is a decade’s worth of evidence suggesting racially polarized voting among blacks and Latinos in Newark. The racialized black and Latino candidates examined in this chapter had much stronger support in districts with large coethnic populations. In contrast, the more deracialized candidates often had softer support in districts with high concentrations of coethnic voters, but often performed better in districts with higher concentrations of non-coethnics.Originality/value − While the author cautions against reading too much into the findings, the results do portend a future of racially polarized voting in Newark, especially as the city’s population diversifies and as different factions vie for power.

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21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as Universal Interests
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-184-7

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Publication date: 1 March 1985

Through a survey of 200 employees working in five of the thirty establishments analysed in previous research about the microeconomic effects of reducing the working time…

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Through a survey of 200 employees working in five of the thirty establishments analysed in previous research about the microeconomic effects of reducing the working time (Cahier 25), the consequences on employees of such a reduction can be assessed; and relevant attitudes and aspirations better known.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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Publication date: 25 February 2021

Nekehia T. Quashie, Julian G. McKoy Davis, Douladel Willie-Tyndale, Kenneth James and Denise Eldemire-Shearer

Purpose: Grandparents are common providers of childcare within the Caribbean region. Yet research on the implications of grandparent caregiving for older adults…

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Purpose: Grandparents are common providers of childcare within the Caribbean region. Yet research on the implications of grandparent caregiving for older adults’ well-being is limited. This study examined gender differences in the relationship between grandparent caregiving and the life satisfaction of older adults in Jamaica.

Methodology: Using a sample of 1,622 grandparents 60 years and older drawn from the 2012 study “The Health and Social Status of Older Jamaicans,” we estimated binary logistic regression models to examine the association between the frequency of grandparent caregiving and the life satisfaction of grandparents.

Findings: Grandmothers were more likely than grandfathers to provide care. We did not find a statistically significant gender difference in the life satisfaction of caregiving grandparents. Yet, gender differences in the patterns of association between grandparent caregiving and life satisfaction were evident. Among grandmothers, both occasional and regular caregiving was associated with higher life satisfaction relative to non-caregivers. Among grandfathers, however, only regular caregiving was positively associated with life satisfaction.

Originality: This is the first population-based study within the Caribbean to examine gendered patterns of grandparent caregiving and the association with grandparents’ well-being. The findings of this study suggest that grandparent caregiving is beneficial to the well-being of older Jamaican men and women. This study challenges assumptions of gender norms that typically do not position men to be involved in caregiving roles, and to derive satisfaction from such roles, within Caribbean households. The authors suggest more attention should be given to interventions to encourage men to be actively involved in family caregiving.

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Aging and the Family: Understanding Changes in Structural and Relationship Dynamics
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ISBN: 978-1-80071-491-5

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 30 October 2001

James M. Royer, Kenneth A. Rath and Loel N. Tronsky

Twenty-three adolescents diagnosed with attentional disorders and reading issues were introduced to an intervention program designed to increase their reading ability…

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Twenty-three adolescents diagnosed with attentional disorders and reading issues were introduced to an intervention program designed to increase their reading ability through automaticity training on lists of words. For those nine students who completed the eight-week intervention program, substantial improvements were found on word reading, nonword reading, category matching and sentence completion tasks. The high rate of attrition (over 50%) is, however, indicative of the problems associated with attentional issues.

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Technological Applications
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-119-4

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Publication date: 1 June 1965

THE Newcastle school, like most others, was established after the second world war to provide full‐time education in librarianship as an alternative to the part‐time…

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THE Newcastle school, like most others, was established after the second world war to provide full‐time education in librarianship as an alternative to the part‐time system which until 1946 was the only one available to the majority of librarians. At first most of the students were returning servicemen whose library careers had been interrupted by the war and they were followed by students direct from libraries, universities and schools. From a handful of students and one full‐time member of staff in the first year the school has grown steadily until there were 53 students and five staff during the session 1962–3 which was the last course held for the Registration Examination.

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New Library World, vol. 67 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 July 1997

John L. Campbell

Interest in developing institutional explanations of political and economic behavior has blossomed among social scientists since the early 1980s. Three intellectual…

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Interest in developing institutional explanations of political and economic behavior has blossomed among social scientists since the early 1980s. Three intellectual perspectives are now prevalent: rational choice theory, historical institutionalism and a new school of organizational analysis. This paper summarizes, compares and contrasts these views and suggests ways in which cross‐fertilization may be achieved. Particular attention is paid to how the insights of organizational analysis and historical institutionalism can be blended to provide fruitful avenues of research and theorizing, especially with regard to the production, adoption, and mobilization of ideas by decision makers.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 17 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 9 August 2011

Kenneth Washer, Srinivas Nippani and John Wingender

The purpose of this paper is to examine the day‐of‐the‐week effect for three primary money market instruments in Canada. The sample period is 1980‐2009.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the day‐of‐the‐week effect for three primary money market instruments in Canada. The sample period is 1980‐2009.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors use three approaches. First, a parametric t‐test is employed to determine if a particular day‐of‐the‐week mean return is significantly different from zero, using both a full sample and a trimmed sample. Next, the Wilcoxon signed ranked test is utilized to assess whether the median weekday return is different from zero for each day. Lastly, a binary regression model is used to test if Monday's mean return is different from other days.

Findings

The traditional Monday effect is prevalent in the 1980s for corporate paper and treasury bills (TB), but not for bankers acceptances (BA). In the 1990s, the Monday effect disappears completely. However, in the 2000s the Monday effect reappears, but is positive (it reverses) for both corporate paper and BA. The authors also find strong support for Wednesday being a high return day, which concurs with related money market studies.

Research limitations/implications

While the results are statistically significant, the economic significance is dubious. This study helps market participants in that it shows that they need to allow for distinct day‐of‐the‐week patterns when using yield spreads.

Practical implications

One practical implication for practitioners is to time purchases of Canadian money market securities for Monday when returns are low (relying on the results of the full sample period). Issuers should time sales for non‐Mondays when returns are higher and yields are lower.

Originality/value

This study is original in that it is the first one to analyze day‐of‐the‐week effects in the Canadian money market. The authors compare the results to studies that focus on the US market.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 37 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Publication date: 25 February 2021

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Aging and the Family: Understanding Changes in Structural and Relationship Dynamics
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ISBN: 978-1-80071-491-5

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Publication date: 1 January 1988

Troy A. Festervand, Stephen J. Grove and R. Eric Reidenbach

In recent years the importance of market‐related information obtained by the sales force and used in marketing decision making has been recognized, but seldom studied…

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In recent years the importance of market‐related information obtained by the sales force and used in marketing decision making has been recognized, but seldom studied. Where investigations have explored the sales force intelligence‐gathering function, researchers have focused on selected aspects of this activity and generally ignored the overall system in which information collection and transfer take place. This article attempts to satisfy the need for such a system by presenting a model of the sales force intelligence‐gathering function.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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