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Publication date: 1 June 1993

Steve Bradley

Some job search theorists have argued that workers will be sortedinto those who use official agencies and those who use more directmethods of search. The latter group, it…

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Some job search theorists have argued that workers will be sorted into those who use official agencies and those who use more direct methods of search. The latter group, it is argued, find employment the quickest. Investigates the extent to which certain types of unemployed youth use one such agency – the Careers Service – for job search. Poisson regression techniques are used on data relating to school‐leavers who entered the labour market in the 1979‐81 period. Although dated, the findings have clear implications for the Careers Service, and also add to the growing body of empirical research on the job search behaviour of youths.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 14 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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Publication date: 1 August 2000

Ad Hofland, Paulien Jochems and Steve Bradley

Evaluates the use of water‐based coating systems for industrial construction maintenance, as compared to the traditional, but more environmentally hazardous, solvent‐based…

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Evaluates the use of water‐based coating systems for industrial construction maintenance, as compared to the traditional, but more environmentally hazardous, solvent‐based systems. Concludes that, when an appropriate system is chosen, the performance of water‐based systems stands up to comparison with that of their conventional solvent‐based equivalents.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 29 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 May 1995

Steve Bradley

The Youth Training programme (YT), formerly known as the YouthTraining Scheme, has been in existence for over 11 years. During thattime the objectives and content of the…

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The Youth Training programme (YT), formerly known as the Youth Training Scheme, has been in existence for over 11 years. During that time the objectives and content of the programme have changed, and so too has the institutional framework within which the school‐to‐work transition takes place. Provides a detailed account of the historical development of the YT programme, and highlights a number of structural characteristics of the programme that raise implications for the econometric assessment of the programme′s impact on employment probabilities and wages. Presents a review and assessment of the UK literature on the econometric evaluation of YT. Concludes by raising a number of implications for future research.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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Publication date: 23 August 2011

Mark Erickson

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Strategic Direction, vol. 27 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 16 January 2009

Yongmei Hu, Zhi Zhang and Wenyan Liang

Under the new policy framework, the China Government will substantially increase education resources investment. As a result, financial under‐provision of schools will not…

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Purpose

Under the new policy framework, the China Government will substantially increase education resources investment. As a result, financial under‐provision of schools will not be the main problem in the near future. However, school efficiency will emerge as the new factor in attracting the attention of the government and the public in China, which is also one of the important fields of Education Economics research.

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The authors use Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate a sample of 58 primary schools in six districts in Beijing, hoping to find the solutions to school efficiency improvement as a result of under‐adequate investment.

Findings

In the years to come, the central government of China will continue to enhance transferring payment from the exchequer. The education input will be assured accordingly. However, if schools run under low efficiency, the education resources will not be well used and sustainability of elementary education will not be assured.

Originality/value

In light of the research purpose and the limited data, there has been no in‐depth discussion of the impact of, for example, families' social status, district development disparity, social cultural influence and history context. Obviously, considering more factors which may affect school efficiency will help to find the best solution for the public education sector of government.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 21 June 2011

Hilary Bradbury-Huang is professor in the Management Division of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Her research, scholarly activism, and teaching focus on the…

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Hilary Bradbury-Huang is professor in the Management Division of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Her research, scholarly activism, and teaching focus on the human and organizational dimensions of creating healthy communities. At OHSU she teaches in the healthcare MBA and physician leadership development programs. She also develops the action research approach to community based participatory research for health.

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Organizing for Sustainability
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-557-1

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Panel Data Econometrics Theoretical Contributions and Empirical Applications
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-836-0

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Publication date: 1 June 2003

Shanan G. Gibson and Robert J. Harvey

Utilising Item Response Theory (IRT) methodologies, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) was examined for differential item functioning (DIF) on the…

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Utilising Item Response Theory (IRT) methodologies, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) was examined for differential item functioning (DIF) on the basis of crossed gender and ethnicity variables. Both the Mantel‐Haenszel procedure and an IRT area‐based technique were utilised to assess the degree of uniform and non‐uniform DIF in a sample of ASVAB takers. Findings were mixed. At the item level, DIF fluctuated greatly. Numerous instances of DIF favouring the reference as well as the focal group were found. At the scale level, inconsistencies existed across the forms and versions. Tests varied in their tendency to be potentially biased against the focal group of interest and at times, performed contrary to expectations. Implications for the ASVAB as well as other g‐loaded selection instruments are considered.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 13 March 2019

Hannah Bonner

This chapter investigates the recent surge of social media (mis)use in horror films including The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Unfriended (2015) and #Horror (2015) and how…

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This chapter investigates the recent surge of social media (mis)use in horror films including The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Unfriended (2015) and #Horror (2015) and how young women’s relationship to social media in these films often pillories females for existing under, and delighting in, an anonymous, ubiquitous gaze. In these narratives, women are slut shamed both in the plot and through the threat of social media’s panoply of screens, sur- and selfveillance. In my discussion, I will utilize feminist film theory including the writings of Laura Mulvey, Linda Williams and Barbara Creed, while also including contemporary cultural criticism from writers and journalists like Nancy Jo Sales and Leora Tanenbaum to explore the horror genre from a more contemporary, multi-discourse perspective. The technology in these films serve as harbingers, intimating the figurative and literal dangers to come for their female protagonists, ultimately suggesting that the horror in these films is the medium itself and the patriarchal social media culture that these devices cultivate.

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Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-898-7

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Publication date: 10 October 2016

Adwin Surja Atmadja, Jen-Je Su and Parmendra Sharma

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impacts of microfinance on women-owned microenterprises’ (WMEs) performance in Indonesia. It especially observes how financial…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impacts of microfinance on women-owned microenterprises’ (WMEs) performance in Indonesia. It especially observes how financial, human and social capital influences performance of enterprises.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from a survey conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, covering more than 100 WMEs. The ordered probit technique is applied to estimate the performance vis-à-vis financial, social and human capital relationships.

Findings

This study finds a negative relationship between performance and financial capital, and positive relationships between performance-human capital and performance-social capital. However, with respect to human capital, the level of education has a marginally significant relationship with performance.

Practical implications

Microcredit for the purposes of enhancing business performance might not necessarily be a good idea, if it is unable to generate higher returns. As a business develops, the volume of microcredit should be reduced, and replaced by owners’ own savings and retained profits. Regarding the non-financial factors, it might be useful for policy makers to contemplate providing incentives for spouse involvement in microenterprises run by women, and to consider them in designing credit policies. Group meetings activities should be extended to facilitate members to engage in business-related conversations and to develop social relationships. The ability of loan officers and group leaders to facilitate such conversations appears important.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study provides the first in-depth understanding of the role of microfinance programmes in the case of performance of WMEs in Indonesia, one of the world’s most populous economies.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 43 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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