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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Independent minds and shared community: Married women's wills in Amite County, Mississippi, 1840-1919

Payne, Jennifer Marie January 1996 (has links)
The fifteen married women whose wills were probated in Amite County, Mississippi between 1840 and 1919 were linked by geographical proximity, church affiliation, and similar social status. Their estate papers indicate that after the legal changes of 1839 allowed a married woman in Mississippi to act as a feme sole in regards to her own property, Amite County wives took advantage of the law and acted independently from their husbands. While the antebellum wills concerned slaves and plantation properties, the wills written at the turn of the century distribute commercial properties and personal items. The information provided in these testaments and estate papers give evidence of the social and economic changes experienced by the region and the South during those eight decades.
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Adequacy of Canadian women's financial resources for retirement and the use of financial advice and information

Kawaguchi, Mika 07 April 2010 (has links)
A sample of 2,435 Canadian pre-retirement women aged 45 to 64 from Statistics Canada’s 2007 General Social Survey was used to examine the effect of sources of financial advice and information, controlling for 7 demographic and socioeconomic factors. The results of logistic regression indicated that levels of income, being in a relationship, having a better state of subjective health, and being born in Canada, were positively associated with women’s perceived adequacy of financial resources for retirement. Retirement planning experts, financial institution employees, accountants, partners, and employers were the key sources of financial advice and information that increased women’s perceived financial security for retirement. The results of this research can be used to better understand who among pre-retirement women are more or less likely to perceive their financial resources for retirement as adequate and whether the use of financial advice and information affects their perceived adequacy of financial resources for retirement.
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Adequacy of Canadian women's financial resources for retirement and the use of financial advice and information

Kawaguchi, Mika 07 April 2010 (has links)
A sample of 2,435 Canadian pre-retirement women aged 45 to 64 from Statistics Canada’s 2007 General Social Survey was used to examine the effect of sources of financial advice and information, controlling for 7 demographic and socioeconomic factors. The results of logistic regression indicated that levels of income, being in a relationship, having a better state of subjective health, and being born in Canada, were positively associated with women’s perceived adequacy of financial resources for retirement. Retirement planning experts, financial institution employees, accountants, partners, and employers were the key sources of financial advice and information that increased women’s perceived financial security for retirement. The results of this research can be used to better understand who among pre-retirement women are more or less likely to perceive their financial resources for retirement as adequate and whether the use of financial advice and information affects their perceived adequacy of financial resources for retirement.
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The effect of therapeutic riding on classroom attention of children with developmental disabilities

Patterson, Morgan Jessica 09 September 2015 (has links)
<p> Research indicates children with disabilities benefit from therapeutic horseback riding (TR). This study examined the impact TR had on attention behaviors of five children with various developmental disabilities in a preschool classroom. Children were observed in the classroom setting twice weekly for 10 weeks on a day they participated in TR services and on a day they did not participate in TR. Single case experiments suggested there was not a significant difference in all but one child&rsquo;s sustained attention in the classroom on days children received TR services. An independent samples t-test suggested there was no significant difference in scores between riding day (<i>M</i> = 1.78, <i>SD</i> =.247) and non-riding days (<i>M</i> = 1.76, <i>SD</i> = .262); <i>t</i>(87) = -.481, <i>p</i> = .632 for the group as a whole. Further research should be conducted to determine TR&rsquo;s effect on behaviors in the classroom. </p>
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The impact of child care choices on the social networks of working-class couples across the transition to parenthood

Haley, Heather-Lyn 01 January 2003 (has links)
This study uses a targeted sample of 138 couples in Western Massachusetts to examine the impact of child care choices on social networks across the transition to parenthood and return to work. Dual-earner couples were interviewed separately during the third trimester of their first pregnancy and again near the child's first birthday. This study seeks to determine whether reliance on child care providers with different relationships to the couple influenced new mothers' and fathers' ability to maintain a diverse set of relationships with others. More specifically, it is hypothesized that as one draws on resources from a wider network to provide child care (expanding from the couple only to her kin, his kin, some combination of both sets of kin, and finally outward to non-kin providers), that one will have the ability to maintain a wider circle of contacts following the transition to parenthood and return to employment. ^ This research has uncovered significant differences in new parents' social networks. As predicted by previous research, women's networks were more strongly influenced by the transition than men's, and gender differences in network composition, especially the percentage who are coworkers, intensified. A prenatal gender difference in network size dissipated by the baby's first birthday, with men's network size decreasing more than women's to lead to similar size postnatally. ^ Regression results suggest that gendered patterns are influenced by choice of child care provider. Men's networks appear most restricted by a couple-only child care strategy, as men who used any other child care option reported ties with significantly more coworkers than men providing care while their partners worked. Women appear to have the least restrictions, and the most signs of diversity, when they chose a provider unrelated to either parent. At the second interview, women reporting use of a non-kin provider had significantly lower frequency of contact with others than those using their own kin, fewer partner's kin than those using their partner's kin for child care, and a higher percentage of coworkers than those using no child care. ^
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The launch pad: Middle class families and the transition to college

Souza, Elizabeth Hope 01 January 2004 (has links)
This dissertation investigates the transition to college. It examines why and how middle class families choose college and factors that shape the decisions of mothers, fathers and their departing children. In addition, it explores the changes that parents experience as longstanding identities shift when children leave home, a process I have labeled role transformation from primary to secondary parenthood. Finally, it considers consequences for the parents' relationship to one another, and gender-based outcomes for parents as they themselves are launched into the next phase of their lives. ^ The research is based upon interviews I conducted with parents and children in twenty middle class families. During stage one, I interviewed mothers, fathers and children individually the summer following the child's high school graduation. During stage two, a year later, I again interviewed mothers and fathers individually. All interviews were audiotaped and transcribed. ^ This dissertation is an account of class, gender, generation and transformation. I argue that it is not only middle class children whose class position is preserved through the attainment of higher education, but parents as well. In addition, I contend that when parents and children conflict as to the selection of a college, deferring to children frequently carries economic implications for parents, and that emerging patterns suggest a redefining of norms governing appropriate middle class parent and child behaviors. Further I submit that as they launch children to adulthood, mothers and fathers undergo the transformation from primary to secondary parenthood through an observable sequence of stages through which they pass. Finally, I show that despite cultural norms which assume mothers will be distressed as children leave home, it is fathers who are more likely to experience this passage negatively. ^
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INTRAFAMILY HOMOGENEITY IN PRIMARY CARE SEEKING

LOVETT, JOSEPH ERNEST, JR. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University OF MICHIGAN.
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Do workplace structures matter? a cross-cohort analysis of mothers' labor market participation and choice of child care arrangements /

Henderson, Kathryn A. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Indiana University, Dept. of Sociology, 2005. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-07, Section: A, page: 2737. Adviser: Eliza K. Pavalko.
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Status relations and marriage in the United States and in a cross-national context

Gong, Min. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Indiana University, 2007. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-09, Section: A, page: 4091. Adviser: Brian Powell. Title from dissertation home page (viewed Apr. 30, 2008).
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Dangerous and out of control? college men, masculinity, and subjective experiences of sexuality /

Sweeney, Brian N. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Indiana University, Dept. of Sociology, 2007. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-09, Section: A, page: 4094. Adviser: Elizabeth A. Armstrong. Title from dissertation home page (viewed May 8, 2008).

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