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Polymerization-induced self-assembly of block copolymer nanoparticles via RAFT non-aqueous dispersion polymerization

There is considerable current interest in polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) via reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization as a versatile and efficient route to various types of block copolymer nano-objects. Many...

Expression of c-jun Protooncogene in Human Myelomonocytic Cells

A. Bertani, Nadia Polentarutti, Antonio Sica, A. Rambaldi, Alberto Mantovani, Francesco Colotta

Reclaiming and re-embodying experiential learning through complexity science

At a time when ‘ informal’ and ‘ practice-based’ learning are receiving unprecedented emphasis in lifelong learning debates, this article offers an apologia for experiential learning (EL) in adult education. Taking the position that the signifier...

Homicide in urban Canada: Testing the impact of economic inequality and social disorganization*

Homicide in Canada is regionally distributed, rising from east to west. This study demonstrates a reduction in the regional effect through a convergence in homicide rates between eastern, central, and western Canada in Census Metropolitan Areas with higher...

Who Needs Credit and Who Gets Credit? Evidence from the Surveys of Small Business Finances

We use data from the Surveys of Small Business Finances to classify small privately held firms into four groups based upon their need for credit. Our results reveal strong and significant differences among each of these four groups of firms. Firms that...

TOWARDS A THEORY OF SPACE IN NARRATIVE

The purpose of this study is to present a general model of the structuring of space within the narrative text. The term space is used here to mean specifically the spatial aspects of the reconstructed world. This seems natural and rather obvious, but...

Prevalence of Salmonella in Broiler Flocks: Effect of Litter Water Activity, House Construction, and Watering Devices

SUMMARY. Litter samples from 24 flocks of broilers and four flocks of broiler breeders were evaluated for Salmonella contamination, water activity (Aw), and total moisture content (MC). The drag swab (DS) monitoring system was used to collect samples...

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines.

Lisa A. Grohskopf, Leslie Z. Sokolow, Karen R. Broder, Sonja J. Olsen, Ruth A. Karron, Daniel B. Jernigan, Joseph S. Bresee

Theological Perspectives and Environmentalism Among Religious Activists

Using data from a survey of activists (N = 4,995) from several large religious interest groups, we analyze the impact of theological orientations on attitudes toward the environment. We find that doctrinal fundamentalism, carefully defined, is a powerful...

Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016

Titilope Oduyebo, Emily E. Petersen, Sonja A. Rasmussen, Paul S. Mead, Dana Meaney-Delman, Christina M. Renquist, Sascha R. Ellington, Marc Fischer, J. Erin Staples, Ann M. Powers, Julie Villanueva, Galang Rr, Ada Dieke, Jorge L. Muñoz, Margaret A. Honein, Denise J. Jamieson

The Role of Households in International Migration and the Case of U. S. -Bound Migration from the Dominican Republic

Analysis of the role of the household in migration necessitates a theoretical framework that encompasses both variables. This study of Dominican migration contributes to this goal by exploring several propositions. Principal among these is the claim that...

NON-ADOPTION OF INNOVATIONS: EVIDENCE FROM DISCRIMINANT ANALYSIS

The concern in rural development for "redistribution with growth" provided the rationale for an investigation of the non-adoption of innovations. Previous studies of farmers have emphasized lack of information and individual conservatism as possible reasons...

Estimates of Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rates, May 2016

This policy brief updates Cline and Williamson's estimates of fundamental equilibrium exchange rates (FEERs) to May 2010 using the data to March contained in the April issue of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook. The IMF's data are...

Influence of Inoculation Dose, Inoculation Schedule, Chicken Age, and Host Genetics on Disease Susceptibility and Development of Resistance to Eimeria tenella Infection

SUMMARY. Various parasite- and host-related factors influencing disease susceptibility and development of protective immunity against Eimeria tenella infection were investigated in two inbred strains of chickens. Chickens that received a primary inoculation...

The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry

Spurred by technological advancement, a number of decentralized peer-to-peer markets, now colloquially known as the sharing economy, have emerged as alternative suppliers of goods and services traditionally provided by long-established industries. A central...

How Consistent Is Patient-Reported Pre-admission Health Status When Collected During and After Hospital Stay?

Efforts to establish the effectiveness of medical care or to assess the quality of care rely increasingly on patients' reports of change in their health status. Such efforts typically require measurement of health status before an intervention takes place...

GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence

We report the observation of a gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar-mass black holes. The signal, GW151226, was observed by the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) on December...

Myofascial Pain Dysfunction: Treatments Used by Ada Members

A survey of 10,000 members of the American Dental Association was conducted in order to identify the most commonly used treatments for myofascial pain dysfunction (MPD). A questionnaire was used in which MPD was defined, all treatments (including referral)...

NOTES ON THE FOOD HABITS AND FOOD DEFENSE OF THE ACORN WOODPECKER

Michael H. MacRoberts, Hastings Reservation, Carmel Valley

Should Instrumental Variables be Used as Matching Variables

I show that for estimating a constant treatment effect under endogenous treatment, matching on covariates that satisfy instrumental variables assumptions increases the amount of inconsistency when ignorability does not hold. In fact, regression adjustment...

Phytogeography of Antarctica

Existing schemes of phytogeographic subdivision of Antarctica and adjacent ocean are reviewed. Russian studies which commenced in the 1950s are reviewed for the first time in the Western literature. Records of lichen and moss occurrence from seventy-five...

Structural Abnormalities of Subicular Dendrites in Subjects With Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders

Background: Postmortem studies of the subiculum from subjects with schizophrenia have detected smaller pyramidal cell bodies and diminished immunoreactivity for the dendritic protein, microtubule-associated protein 2. While these findings suggest that...

PI-RADS Prostate Imaging - Reporting and Data System: 2015, Version 2.

The Prostate Imaging – Reporting and Data System Version 2 (PI-RADS™ v2) is the product of an international collaboration of the American College of Radiology (ACR), European Society of Uroradiology (ESUR), and AdMetech Foundation. It is designed...

Frequency-dependent selection in plant-fungal interactions

A simple genetic model based on Haldane's arguments about the evolution of host-parasite interaction is described and its applicability and limitations with respect to plant-fungus interactions is discussed. The basic form of frequencydependent selection...

Competition of Sicklepod (Cassia obtusifolia) and Redroot Pigweed (Amarantbus retroflexus) with Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)

Cotton (Gossypium birsutum L. 'Stoneville 213') was grown with densities of sicklepod (Cassia obtusifolia L.) or redroot pigweed (Amarantbus retroflexus L.) ranging from 0 to 32 weeds/i 5 m of row. Regression of seed cotton yields on...

THE CONDITIONS FOR MULTI-CENTER CITIES

A set of formal conditions for multi-center versus single-center urban forms are derived in this paper, from a mathematical programming model of the spatial arrangement of a city. These conditions indicate that singlecenter arrangements prevail when the...

The Subject-by-Formulation Interaction as a Criterion of Interchangeability of Drugs

SUMMARY The primary purpose of a bioequivalence study is often to meet the regulatory requirement of similar average bioavailabilities. This is usually done by estimating the mean difference between formulations in a crossover design. However, a small...

The housing decisions of young people

The early adult years are a time when housing decisions of crucial importance are taken. Preliminary analysis of the housing careers of a sample of newly-married couples shows that despite some overlap of age, income and occupational status, owner-occupiers...

Accounting practices in medical interviews1

As doctors and patients communicate during medical interactions they both offer accounts and respond to them. By treating these accounts as interactional strategies which link social structure to social interaction we display how the medical interview...

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RISK FACTORS OF PNEUMONIA IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS

Paola Mosconi, Martin R. Langer, Marco Cigada, Maria Luisa Mandelli

The Archaeology of African-American Slavery and Material Culture

I N the late i98os, archaeologists digging in a structure of a former slave quarter at Jordan Plantation near Houston, Texas, uncovered a group of artifacts that had been left in one corner of the building after its occupants had been abruptly evicted...

Cryptography Is Harder than It Looks

Security vulnerabilities, whether deliberate back door access mechanisms or accidental flaws, make us all less secure. Getting security right is harder than it looks, and our best chance is to make the cryptography as simple and public as possible.

Cyclic penetrability of human cervical mucus to spermatozoa in vitro.

A new method for studying penetration of cervical mucus by spermatozoa in vitro is described involving the use of microtubes and barrier marker bubble. This method is considered better than slide cover glass preparations because it prevents undiscoverable...

Observation of a hot-phonon bottleneck in lead-iodide perovskites

Ye Yang, David P. Ostrowski, Ryan M. France, Kai Zhu, Jao van de Lagemaat, Joseph M. Luther, Matthew C. Beard

GAPS AND GLISSANDOS: INEQUALITY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND SOCIAL MOBILITY IN 24 COUNTRIES*

Intergenerational mobility has been seen as influenced by both level of economic development and political democracy. Here, with a sample of 24 countries, the first of these relationships is assessed. The observed effect of economic development (GNP/capita)...

Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Home Range Size and Habitat Use in Northwest Wisconsin

Bobcats were radio-tagged and monitored to estimate and compare annual and seasonal patterns in home range size and habitat use in northwestern Wisconsin. Annual and seasonal male home ranges extensively overlapped those of other males and females, whereas...

Fumonisin Mycotoxicosis il Broilers. Weights and Serum Chemistry Modifications

SUMMARY. The effects of fumonisin B1 (FB1) intoxication in chickens was evaluated in three experiments. Two-day-old broiler chicks were fed a diet containing 10 mg pure FBJ/ kg feed for 6 days; some chicks were necropsied at this time, and others were...

Smart Cloud Storage Service Selection Based on Fuzzy Logic, Theory of Evidence and Game Theory

Cloud platforms encompass a large number of storage services that can be used to manage the needs of customers. Each of these services, offered by a different provider, is characterized by specific features, limitations and prices. In presence of multiple...

LIMITS OF STATE STRENGTH Toward an Institutionalist View of Economic Development

nomic development attempted to explain why growth did not occur, occurred slowly, or occurred in a distorted, dependent form. The impressive economic performances of the East Asian newly industrialized countries (NIcs) have changed this. Many noneconomists...

A QUEST FOR CITATIONS? AN ANALYSIS OF AND COMMENTARY ON THE TREND TOWARD MULTIPLE AUTHORSHIP

Academic careers and granting of tenure within the university are directly linked to a record of scholarly production. This growing emphasis on publishing appears to have contributed to an increase in collaborations among faculty members, resulting in...

The Impact of Public Financing on Electoral Competitiveness: Evidence from Wisconsin, 1964-1990

Public financing schemes are often promoted as means of increasing the competitiveness of legislative elections and changing the way that candidates raise campaign funds. We investigate the impact that Wisconsin's system of public financing of state legislative...

Generalized Social Marginal Welfare Weights for Optimal Tax Theory

This paper proposes to evaluate tax reforms by aggregating money metric losses and gains of different individuals using "generalized social marginal welfare weights." Optimum tax formulas take the same form as standard welfarist tax formulas by simply...

Bailouts and financial fragility

Should policy makers be prevented from bailing out investors in the event of a crisis? I study this question in a model of financial intermediation with limited commitment. When a crisis occurs, the policy maker will respond with fiscal transfers that...

Understanding the mechanisms and drivers of antimicrobial resistance.

To combat the threat to human health and biosecurity from antimicrobial resistance, an understanding of its mechanisms and drivers is needed. Emergence of antimicrobial resistance in microorganisms is a natural phenomenon, yet antimicrobial resistance...

The Great Escape? A Quantitative Evaluation of the Fed’s Liquidity Facilities

We introduce liquidity frictions into an otherwise standard DSGE model with nominal and real rigidities and ask: Can a shock to the liquidity of private paper lead to a collapse in short-term nominal interest rates and a recession like the one associated...

An Application of the Bootstrap Method to the Analysis of Squared, Standardized Market Model Prediction Errors

This paper examines significance tests on squared, standardized market model prediction errors as performed in some information content studies. It makes two principal points. First, the normal distribution theory for these statistics is biased against...

On Measuring Comparative Advantage: Further Comments

Forstner and Murray's (BFM) recent remarks suggest confusion on their part about (i) the motivation for constructing an index of comparative advantage and (ii) the relation between the NCA concept and the definition of comparative advantage upon which...

Toeplitz C*-algebras on bounded symmetric domains

In this paper, we develop a structure theory for the Toeplitz C*-algebra Y for an arbitrary bounded symmetric domain D in C' (classical or exceptional). As the main result, it is shown that 5Y is a C *-algebra of type I which is solvable, i.e., admits...

On the Evaluation of the Negative Binomial Distribution with Examples

The Negative Binomial Distribution is a frequently encountered standard dis-crete distribution function. By the use of the available Binomial or Incomplete Beta Function tables it can be evaluated easily through the use of certain identities.

WAR MEMORIALS AS POLITICAL MEMORY

War memorials acquire their landscape definition from sentiment, utility, social purposes, and historical interpretations. Social purposes of identity and service can be used to express sacred and nonsacred sentiment for war memory, but honor and humanitarianism...

A Unified Approach to the Performance Analysis of Caching Systems

We propose a unified methodology to analyze the performance of caches (both isolated and interconnected), by extending and generalizing a decoupling technique originally known as Che’s approximation, which provides very accurate results at low computational...

Badly approximable power series in characteristic 2

1. Statement of results We let F be the finite field with two elements, and let K be the field F((x')) of all formal power series in x-' over F. Every element of K not in the field of rational functions F(x) has a unique infinite continued fraction expansion...

COHORTS, REGIMES, AND THE LEGITIMATION OF DEMOCRACY: WEST GERMANY SINCE 1945*

Though researchers have begun to prefer cohort and period-cohort accounts of generational differences to life-cycle accounts, clear and unambiguous empirical support for either has been rare. Mannheim's theory of generations suggests that this failure...

The effect of efavirenz on the pharmacokinetics of an oral contraceptive containing ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate in healthy HIV-negative women.

BACKGROUND: Women of childbearing age represent a growing proportion of people living with HIV. Preventing pregnancy is important in HIV-infected women receiving efavirenz as part of their antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: The effects of coadministration...

Observer-based adaptive sliding mode control for nonlinear Markovian jump systems

This paper investigates the adaptive sliding mode control problem of nonlinear Markovian jump systems (MJSs) with partly unknown transition probabilities. The system state components are not all unmeasured. The specific information of the model uncertainties...

Long Run Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net

We examine the impact of a positive and policy-driven change in economic resources available in utero and during childhood. We focus on the introduction of the Food Stamp Program, which was rolled out across counties between 1961 and 1975. We use the...

Evaluating Information System Effectiveness - Part II: Comparing Evaluator Viewpoints

Evaluations of Management Information System (MIS) tend to be subjective and are influenced by the perceptions of system objectives, as well as the experiences with system performance in accomplishing organizational objectives. Consequently, the assessments...

Combination of ionic liquids with membrane technology: A new approach for CO2 separation

This paper presents details of recent research progress on CO2 separation membranes and membrane processes using ionic liquids (ILs) over the past few years, including supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs), poly(ionic liquid) membranes (PILMs), poly(ionic...

DENOMINATIONS AND RELIGIOUS INTERMARRIAGE: TRENDS AMONG WHITE AMERICANS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY'

Trends in religious intermarriage are examined for denominations in six marital cohorts of white Americans over the twentieth century. Log-linear analyses of national cross-sectional data indicate significant denominational differences in the trends-Conservative...

Addition of docetaxel, zoledronic acid, or both to first-line long-term hormone therapy in prostate cancer (STAMPEDE): survival results from an adaptive, multiarm, multistage, platform randomised controlled trial.

Long-term hormone therapy has been the standard of care for advanced prostate cancer since the 1940s. STAMPEDE is a randomised controlled trial using a multiarm, multistage platform design. It recruits men with high-risk, locally advanced, metastatic...

Orthogonal Polynomials from Hermitian Matrices II

A unified theory of orthogonal polynomials of a discrete variable is presented through the eigenvalue problem of hermitian matrices of finite or infinite dimensions. It can be considered as a matrix version of exactly solvable Schrodinger equations. The...

SUN Database: Exploring a Large Collection of Scene Categories

Progress in scene understanding requires reasoning about the rich and diverse visual environments that make up our daily experience. To this end, we propose the Scene Understanding database, a nearly exhaustive collection of scenes categorized at the...

Accounting Conservatism and Bankruptcy Risk

Gary C. Biddle, Mary L. Z. Ma, Frank M. Song

Mass Media Effects on Youth Sexual Behavior Assessing the Claim for Causality

Studies of the impact of the mainstream mass media on young people’s sexual behavior have been slow to accumulate despite longstanding evidence of substantial sexual content in the mass media. The sexual media effects landscape has changed substantially...

Love Match and Arranged Marriage in a Modernizing Nation: Mate Selection in Ankara, Turkey*

This paper examines three questions relative to mate selection in contemporary Turkey: Among which population segments are love match versus traditional arranged marriages found? What impact does self-selection of mate have on conjugal homogamy? and,...

Bayes and Big Data: The Consensus Monte Carlo Algorithm

A useful definition of ‘big data’ is data that is too big to process comfortably on a single machine, either because of processor, memory, or disk bottlenecks. Graphics processing units can alleviate the processor bottleneck, but memory or disk bottlenecks...

A Comparative Study of the Appendicular Mus- culature of the Order Ciconiiformes

The gross anatomy of all the appendicular muscles is compared in 21 genera, representing all but one of the families (Scopi- dae) of the Order Ciconiiformes. Nycticorax nycticorax is used as the type for which most muscles are described. In some cases...

LEVELS OF EVIDENCE IN STUDIES OF COMPETITION, PREDATION, AND DISEASE

a host of alternative explanations. The strength of evidence provided by anecdote, logical argument, mathematical modelling, observation, and designed studies (manipulative and observational) are discussed and the effectiveness of randomisation and orthogonal...

Censored Quantile Instrumental Variable Estimates of the Price Elasticity of Expenditure on Medical Care

The extent to which consumers respond to marginal prices for medical care is important for policy. Using recent data and a new censored quantile instrumental variable (CQIV) estimator, I estimate the price elasticity of expenditure on medical care. The...

POVERTY CONCENTRATION MEASURES AND THE URBAN UNDERCLASS

The population in poverty in American cities has become confined to a subset of areas known as extreme poverty areas. These areas are the home of what has become known popularly as the urban "underclass." Many definitions of the underclass are based on...

Economic Returns of Immigrants' Self-employment*

Research on ethnic business and immigrant entrepreneurship has posed two major questions. First, why are some immigrant groups more inclined toward entrepreneurship and self- employment? Second, are those immigrants who engage in business better remunerated...

Short bowel syndrome.

Jon A. Vanderhoof, Rosemary Pauley-Hunter

Fast image classification by boosting fuzzy classifiers

This paper presents a novel approach to visual objects classification based on generating simple fuzzy classifiers using local image features to distinguish between one known class and other classes. Boosting meta-learning is used to find the most representative...

The Relationship Between Age and Accuracy of Foreign Language Pronunciation

The assumption that younger children can master the phonological system of a second language more easily than those who are older was tested under laboratory conditions. This assumption is based on observations of immigrant children in natural settings...

ALGORITHMIC THINKING AND MATHEMATICAL THINKING

My purpose in this paper is to stimulate discussion about a philosophical question that has been on my mind for a long time: What is the actual role of the notion of an algorithm in mathematical sciences? For many years I have been convinced that computer...

More on Concepts of Statistical Evidence

A self-contained account is given of the implications among the sufficiency, conditionality and likelihood axioms of statistical evidence for the discrete case. These include a previously unpublished derivation of sufficiency from conditionality. The...

God Images: A Concept Map

versus anthropomorphic. Participants reported that traditional God images (e.g., 'Creator,' 'Everlasting,' 'Everywhere3) were much more salient for them than more punitive (eg., 'Intimidating,' 'Unfair') or nontraditional (e.g., 'Humorous," Woman") images.

Variation Among Physicians in Use of Laboratory Tests: Relation to Quality of Care

A previous study at this institution demonstrated extreme variation in use laboratory tests among similarly trained internists caring for similar groups of ambulatory patients. This report examines whether these variations can be related to differences...

Racial and Ethnic Conflicts: A Global Perspective

Race and ethnicity provide the most striking example of a general failure among experts to anticipate social developments in varying types of societies. Until recently, there was considerable consensus among many Marxist and non-Marxist scholars that...

Applications of Focus Group Interviews in Marketing

Keith K. Cox, James B. Higginbotham, John Burton

News Trading and Speed

We compare the optimal trading strategy of an informed speculator when he can trade ahead of incoming news (is “fast”), versus when he cannot (is “slow”). We find that speed matters: the fast speculator's trades account for a larger fraction of...

THE RISE OF THE WEST

Max Weber's explanation of the rise of Western progress remains the best available. It needs to be blended with an awareness that geographic coincidence and medieval class conflict were instrumental in allowing strong, bourgeois-dominated towns to emerge...

Women at Work: Commitment and Behavior Over the Life Course

Women at every stage of the family cycle are increasing their labor force participation but few maintain the continuous, full-time attachment characteristic of employed men. What does this mean in terms of women's subjective work commitment? Using data...

Hydrolysis of Storage Proteins in Barley Endosperms1

Soluble products, released by the hydrolysis of hordeins into the media of barley (Hordeum vulgare cv. Perth) half-seeds were analyzed. Large polypeptide fragments (methanol-insoluble) were identified using the Western immunoblot technique with the antibodies...

Screening for Depression in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Albert L. Siu, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C. Grossman, Linda Ciofu Baumann, Ebell Mh, Francisco Garcia, Matthew Gillman, Jessica Herzstein, Alex R. Kemper, Alex H. Krist, Douglas K. Owens, William R. Phillips, Maureen G. Phipps

Graphical Methods for Seasonal Adjustment

Graphical displays deserve to be a routine part of seasonal adjustment, and their routine use is now feasible because of the current revolution in computer graphical hardware and software. We present and illustrate seven graphical displays that provide...

Estimation of the Change Point of a Normal Process Mean with a Linear Trend Disturbance in SPC

Knowing when a process changed would simplify the search and identification of the special cause. In this paper, we compare the maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) of the process change point designed for linear trends to the MLE of the process change...

Cloud computing adoption framework: A security framework for business clouds

This paper presents a Cloud Computing Adoption Framework (CCAF) security suitable for business clouds. CCAF multi-layered security is based on the development and integration of three major security technologies: firewall, identity management and encryption...

End User Computing And Ofice Automation: A Diffusion Of Innovations Perspective

This article proposes that a Diffusion of Innovations framework, popular in many disciplines, can be used as a theoretical basis for examining the underlying forces driving both End User Computing and OfBce Automation. It reviews how these two phenomena...

"I was afraid someone like you . . an outsider.., would misunderstand" Negotiating Interpretive Differences Between Ethnographers and Subjects

This article represents a reflexive look at the role of the folklore ethnographer in field research and in writing. The author addresses the ethical and scholarly dimensions of a continued dialogue between ethnographers and subjects. She proposes to take...

A model for assessment of telemedicine applications: mast.

Kristian Kidholm, Anne Granstrøm Ekeland, Lise Kvistgaard Jensen, Janne Rasmussen, Claus Duedal Pedersen, Alison Bowes, Signe Flottorp, Mickael Bech

Role of Data Aggregation in Biosurveillance Detection Strategies with Applications from ESSENCE

Introduction: Syndromic surveillance systems are used to monitor daily electronic data streams for anomalous counts of features of varying specificity. The monitored quantities might be counts of clinical diagnoses, sales of over-the-counter influ enza...

Hunter‐gatherer archaeology and pastoral contact: Perspectives from the northwest Northern Territory, Australia

We discuss four components of the post-European archaeological record of the northwest Northern Territory, Australia; site locations and contents, rock art, stone tools, and evidence of plant food use. These provide insights into how Aboriginal hunter-gatherers...

Bioethicists Can and Should Contribute to Addressing Racism

The problems of racism and racially motivated violence in predominantly African American communities in the United States are complex, multifactorial, and historically rooted. While these problems are also deeply morally troubling, bioethicists have not...

CAN AN OIL DISCOVERY LEAD TO A RECESSION? A COMMENT ON EASTWOOD AND VENABLES*

In a recent paper in this JOURNAL, Eastwood and Venables (referred to as EV from now on) present an analysis of the macroeconomic consequence of an oil discovery in an open-economy model which assumes perfect inlternational capital mobility, rational...

Teenage Contraceptive Needs in Urban South Africa: A Case Study

crease in age at marriage in South Africa, which has been accompanied by a rise in premarital sexual activity and premarital births. Many of these births occur during the teenage years, to women who are neither economically nor emotionally ready to deal...

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