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Miracle to Meltdown in Asia: Business, Government and Society

Norman Flynn

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295525
eISBN:
9780191685125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295525.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The crisis in Asia has caused economic hardship and brought an end to the ‘economic miracle’ of fast economic growth in the region. This book asks whether the 1997/8 crisis marks a break with the ... More


Childcare Centers and Mothers’ Well‐Being: Whether Mothers Did Better When Their Children Were in Daycare

Mario Luis Small

in Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using national data on mothers of young children, this chapter examines whether mothers who enrolled their children in centers thereby enlarged their own social networks, particularly the number of ... More


Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood

Nancy Disher Baird (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A well-educated, outspoken member of a politically prominent family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Josie Underwood (1840–1923) left behind one of the few intimate accounts of the Civil War written by a ... More


Happiness in Hardship

Ruut Veenhoven

in Economics and Happiness: Framing the Analysis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286287
eISBN:
9780191603006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286280.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Associating happiness with trouble-free living would make happiness studies truly illusionary. The theory has to cope with the evidence that people can be quite happy in spite of considerable ... More


Generous Social Policy Reduces Material Deprivation

Lane Kenworthy, Jessica Epstein, and Daniel Duerr

in Progress for the Poor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591527
eISBN:
9780191731389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Income is the standard indicator of low-end households’ living standards. With income as the measure, the comparative evidence suggests that economic growth has tended to be the principal driver of ... More


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

Matt Rossano

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165006
eISBN:
9780231535465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165006.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. ... More


Apostle to the British

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During Pratt’s imprisonment, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles prepared to launch a joint British mission. Days after arriving in Illinois, Pratt participated in the mass healing occasion known as ... More


Writing and the Fragmentation of Authority

Tony Hunt

in Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Emphasis is placed on the writing of the Testament, particularly on its status as a written record or ‘Escript l'say l'an soixante et ung’. François Villon was indeed a literate man as he obtained a ... More


The Weimar Background

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Justifying one's suicide with reference to Germany's defeat in 1918 was common among nationalist men in the war's immediate aftermath, reflecting despair at their country's failure. For suicides, the ... More


Wartime suicides, 1939–1944

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in a bloody campaign. The suicide rate closely mirrored Germany's fortunes in the war. When Germany's military fortunes ... More


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