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Adolescence, Discrimination, and the Law: Addressing Dramatic Shifts in Equality Jurisprudence

Roger J.R. Levesque

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479815586
eISBN:
9781479833597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479815586.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In the wake of the civil rights movement, the legal system dramatically changed its response to discrimination based on race, gender, and other characteristics. It is now showing signs of yet another ... More


Adverse Child Sex Ratios and Gender Discrimination: Challenges for Law and Policy

Mary E. John

in India's Children: Essays on Social Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199455287
eISBN:
9780199085316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455287.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The population Census 2011 re-alerted the problem of declining child sex ratio (or CSR, measuring those in the 0–6 year range) which dropped from 927 in 2001 to an all-time low of 914 in 2011. Gender ... More


At the Calcutta High Court

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter begins by considering Cornelia Sorabji as she fights male bias in the legal profession. She became a victim of the reluctance of the Calcutta Bar to enlarge its membership, though in ... More


Bare Life: Restroom Anxiety and the Urge for Control

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter takes up what might at first appear an unlikely setting for examining security dynamics: the public restroom. There are lessons to be taken from this venue, so often ignored in serious ... More


Challenges Of Economic Development In Punjab †

Isher Ahluwalia

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It is believed commonly in India that states such as Punjab, which have largely eliminated income poverty, are on track to achieving sustainable increases in the quality of life of their residents. ... More


Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Gwyneth Mellinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the complex history of the decades-long ASNE (American Society of News Editors) diversity initiative, which culminated in the failed Goal 2000 effort to match newsroom demographics ... More


Competing Conceptions of Equality

Rodney A. Smolla

in The Constitution Goes to College: Five Constitutional Ideas That Have Shaped the American University

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741030
eISBN:
9780814788561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741030.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines competing conceptions of equality in American constitutional law. It begins with an overview of the case of four white members of Duke University's lacrosse team who were ... More


Conclusion: Women in Science Are Critical for Society

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter suggests that women not only have had an impact on science, but will be critical for its future as well. Having women in key decision-making positions in the scientific and ... More


Conditional Cash Transfers for the Welfare of the Girl Child: The Indian Experience1

T.V. Sekher

in India's Children: Essays on Social Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199455287
eISBN:
9780199085316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455287.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Introduction of many Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) schemes in India during the last decade is a governmental response to the problem of ‘missing girls’, as reflected in the skewed child sex ratio. ... More


Demographic Transition, School Attendance, and Changing Activity Structure in Urban India

Amitabh Kundu and P.C. Mohanan

in India's Children: Essays on Social Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199455287
eISBN:
9780199085316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455287.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Assessing the process of demographic transition in India, the chapter analyses its implications for future growth, through a detailed single-digit NSS-data-based exploration of the usual disposition ... More


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