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Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Stephen Bazen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book provides a presentation of the standard statistical techniques used by labour economists. It emphasizes both the input and the output of empirical analysis and covers five major topics ... More


Functional onset of specific cortical modules

Janette Atkinson

in The Developing Visual Brain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198525998
eISBN:
9780191712395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525998.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses research results, mainly from the author's research team, providing evidence for the first stages of the neurobiological model, showing sequential onset of different selective ... More


An Intervener's Humanitarian Credentials: Motives, Intentions, and Outcomes

James Pattison

in Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility To Protect: Who Should Intervene?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199561049
eISBN:
9780191722318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561049.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the claim that an intervener's humanitarian credentials—its reason for intervening—are an important determinant of its legitimacy. It distinguishes between three sorts of ... More


A Module for Metaphor? The Site of Imagination in the Architecture of the Mind

DANIEL NETTLE

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Contemporary psychology claims an influential position that suggests that the mind is made-up of constellations of domain-specific, specialized computational mechanisms. Controversy remains on how ... More


Some Mathematics

Norma van Surdam Graham

in Visual Pattern Analyzers

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195051544
eISBN:
9780199872183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195051544.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides the mathematical background for using Fourier Analysis (Linear Systems Analysis) to study visual pattern analyzers. It introduces sinusoidal, Gabor, and delta functions as ... More


Some General Considerations

Norma van Surdam Graham

in Visual Pattern Analyzers

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195051544
eISBN:
9780199872183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195051544.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The seventeen dimensions of pattern vision considered in this book are mutually independent in the following sense: specifying the stimulus value on any one dimension does not give the value on any ... More


Two-Dimensional Patterns

Russell L. De Valois and Karen K. De Valois

in Spatial Vision

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195066579
eISBN:
9780199872220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066579.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter considers the psychophysical, physiological, and anatomical evidence for orientation channels and their arrangement, and then considers evidence with respect to the relation between ... More


Nest building in orangutans

Didik Prasetyo, Marc Ancrenaz, Helen C. Morrogh-Bernard, S. Suci Utami Atmoko, Serge A. Wich, and Carel P. van Schaik

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Orangutans, like the other great apes, build nests ever day. Nests probably serve to achieve the optimum combination of physical comfort, temperature, and safety against predators and parasites. The ... More


Immigrants in the U.S. Economy

Min Zhou

in International Migration: Prospects and Policies in a Global Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199269006
eISBN:
9780191601309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269009.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Describes patterns of labour‐market insertion among foreign‐born workers in the US. Using the Labour Utilization Framework (LUF) and the 1990 US Census data, it shows that nationality groups differ ... More


Holocene extinctions and the loss of feature diversity

Arne Ø. Mooers, Simon J. Goring, Samuel T. Turvey, and Tyler S. Kuhn

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Each species can be considered to possess a set of unique characters which comprise its feature diversity — the diversity that would be lost when that species goes extinct. Biodiversity is unevenly ... More


Statements of Method; Causation

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines areas where Thucydides and Pindar take a methodological stand without necessarily and explicitly denouncing rivals or predecesssors: selectivity, moralizing, and causation.


Using Niche News

Natalie Jomini Stroud

in Niche News: The Politics of News Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199755509
eISBN:
9780199897162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755509.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines a wide variety of contexts in order to understand the extent to which our political leanings influence our media exposure decisions. The main question of this chapter is: Are ... More


The Idea and Analysis of Specificity

Luca Rubini

in The Definition of Subsidy and State Aid: WTO and EC Law in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199533398
eISBN:
9780191714740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533398.003.00013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter focuses on the concept of ‘specificity’ or ‘selectivity’. This idea, which is common to both EC State aid and WTO subsidy laws, raises important conceptual and practical questions, ... More


Cognition: Brain Pain: Psychotic Cognition, Hallucinations, and Delusions

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the clinical phenomenology of symptoms such as hallucination, delusion, loosened associations, and pressure of thought that collectively make up what is termed as psychotic ... More


Pictorial Content

Dominic Lopes

in Understanding Pictures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272037
eISBN:
9780191699566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272037.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Two themes that lay the groundwork for the aspect-recognition theory are explored in this chapter. One is the distinctive nature of pictorial content. Perceptual and symbol theorists alike are ... More


The Selective and Diffusion Functions of Social Capital: Why So Many Migrants Out of So Few Places?

Thomas Faist

in The Volume and Dynamics of International Migration and Transnational Social Spaces

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293910
eISBN:
9780191685002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293910.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite a high migration potential in most developing countries which send many migrants abroad, there is a high place selectivity. Typically, in the few places out of which many emigrate abroad, ... More


Selective Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Moeckli Daniel

in Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the 'War on Terror'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239801
eISBN:
9780191716829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239801.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter demonstrates that immigration policy has been increasingly turned into an anti-terrorism tool after September 11, with the relevant law enforcement efforts singling out citizens of a ... More


The Swinging Gate

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Newly appointed to the Rockefeller University in New York, Roderick MacKinnon embarks on X-ray diffraction studies, with the intention of eventually determining the 3-dimensional structure of ... More


Reforming the Development Banks’ Country Policy and Institutional Assessment as an aid allocation tool: the case for country self-assessment

George Kararach, Abbi Mamo Kedir, Frannie Léautier, and Victor Murinde

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In Africa, the World Bank and the AfDB have been the two major players in the arena of multilateral aid. Both have been redefining aid conditionality to the continent since the early 1980s. This has ... More


Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265741
eISBN:
9780191771934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Western countries have become increasingly diverse in recent decades and these demographic trends are certain to continue. The resulting ethnic diversity is a major challenge to policy-makers, who ... More


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