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Conducting Research in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Michael G. Vaughn, Carrie Pettus-Davis, and Jeffrey J. Shook

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199782857
eISBN:
9780199949663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782857.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Communities and Organizations

The growth of the criminal justice system poses a number of significant problems that require ongoing research efforts by scholars across multiple disciplines. Despite the impact that the criminal ... More


Administrative Data on Juveniles

Michael G. Vaughn, Carrie Pettus-Davis, and Jeffrey J. Shook

in Conducting Research in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199782857
eISBN:
9780199949663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782857.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Communities and Organizations

Administrative data offer unique opportunities for producing useful knowledge on the juvenile justice system. Courts, institutions, and agencies collect information on the young people involved in ... More


Using Administrative Data

Hassan Enayati and Sarah von Schrader

in Disability and Employer Practices: Research across the Disciplines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700583
eISBN:
9781501703454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700583.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter considers the applications of administrative datasets for the purposes of researching employer practices. Administrative data are generally collected by an organization in the course of ... More


Administrative Data on Adults

Michael G. Vaughn, Carrie Pettus-Davis, and Jeffrey J. Shook

in Conducting Research in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199782857
eISBN:
9780199949663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782857.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Communities and Organizations

Administrative data offer unique opportunities for producing useful knowledge on the criminal justice system. Courts, institutions, and agencies collect information on the individuals involved in the ... More


Sources of Longitudinal Data on Income: Household Panel Surveys in Context

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the different sources of longitudinal data on income, focusing on administrative record data and household panel surveys (of which the British Household Panel Survey used in ... More


Using local administrative data to evaluate social and community cohesion

John Eversley and Les Mayhew

in Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426956
eISBN:
9781447303084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the measurability of social cohesion. It addresses how the present state of the science could be greatly improved by using a system called ‘Neighbourhood Knowledge Management’ ... More


No Child Left Behind? US Immigration and Divided Families

Guillermina Jasso and Mark R. Rosenzweig

in Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198729624
eISBN:
9780191796463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729624.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

It is a great irony that US immigration law, whose cornerstone is family reunification, should divide so many families. Yet little is known about the mechanisms by which parents get green cards and ... More


Quantitative Research in MENA Political Science

Miquel Pellicer and Eva Wegner

in Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190882969
eISBN:
9780190887544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882969.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter, Miquel Pellicer and Eva Wegner make the case for employing quantitative analysis in the study of the Middle East and North Africa. The chapter recognizes the difficulties in ... More


Social-Impact Bonds/Pay-for-Success Financing

Drew von Glahn and Caroline Whistler

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on an emerging new tool for financing social services known variously as pay-for-success financing (PFS), or the social-impact bond (SIB). This tool provides an alternative, ... More


Innovations in Objectively Measuring Corruption in Public Procurement

Mihály Fazekas, Luciana Cingolani, and Bence Tóth

in Governance Indicators: Approaches, Progress, Promise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817062
eISBN:
9780191858680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817062.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While there is continued interest in measuring governance, disagreement on how best to do so has only grown over time. To provide pointers at innovative and rigorous indicator building, this chapter ... More


Tax Compliance and Enforcement: An Overview of New Research and Its Policy Implications

Joel Slemrod

in The Economics of Tax Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190619725
eISBN:
9780190619756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619725.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews recent economic research in tax administration, compliance, and enforcement and discusses the implications of the results of this research for realistic policy options. It first ... More


Workforce Development Programs: Performance over the U.S. Business Cycle

Kevin Hollenbeck and David Pavelchek

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

Every four years, the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB) estimates the net impacts of the state’s primary workforce development programs on individuals’ ... More


Inappropriate Research Setting

Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel

in Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183138
eISBN:
9781400883615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183138.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses inappropriate research setting. In practice, choosing a setting is often a complex process. It takes time and effort, judgment, and a theory that describes how the underlying ... More


‘Sleepwalking towards Johannesburg’? Local measures of ethnic segregation between London’s secondary schools, 2003–08/09

Richard Harris

in Social-spatial segregation: Concepts, processes and outcomes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447301356
eISBN:
9781447310396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301356.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The chapter analyses the flows of pupils between primary and secondary schools in London using administrative data by ethnicity. The chapter finds that although there is segregation in the sense that ... More


Does Unemployment Insurance Change the Selection into Entrepreneurship?

Johan Hombert, Antoinette Schoar, David Sraer, and David Thesmar

in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226454078
eISBN:
9780226454108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454108.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The French Reform of 2003, documented in prior research, led to 25% increase in supply of newly created firms. The question we investigate in this article is whether it led to a significant reduction ... More


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