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Trends in Informal Social Participation, 1974–2008

Peter V. Marsden and Sameer B. Srivastava

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter assesses trends in informal social connectedness over a 34-year period beginning in 1974, focusing on four forms of informal socializing measured regularly by the General Social Survey. ... More


Introduction and Overview

Peter V. Marsden

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book reports on social trends among U.S. adults between the early 1970s and the first decade of the 21st century. The chapters cover social and political phenomena arrayed across a wide ... More


Continuity and Change in American Religion, 1972–2008

Mark Chaves and Shawna Anderson

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter describes eight trends evident in the General Social Survey (GSS) between 1972 and 2008: (i) increased religious diversity; (ii) increased affiliation among Protestants with conservative ... More


Religion and Happiness

Michael Hout and Andrew Greeley

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses the link between happiness and religion. It draws on meaning-and-belonging theory to deduce that a religious affiliation heightens happiness through participation in collective ... More


Good News: Child Victimization Has Been Declining—But Why?

David Finkelhor

in Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342857
eISBN:
9780199863631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342857.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Various forms of child maltreatment and child victimization have declined as much as thirty to sixty percent from 1993 until 2006, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual assault, homicide, ... More


Income, Age, and Happiness in America

Glenn Firebaugh and Laura Tach

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Between 1972 and 2006, general happiness levels among American adults remained quite steady, though a minor drop can be detected. This chapter tries to account for this stability, given the growth in ... More


Introduction

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris, and Sue White

in Protecting Children: A Social Model

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447332732
eISBN:
9781447332787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332732.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This introductory chapter provides a background of child protection and its intersection with wider social policies and social trends. The modern child protection system emerged in the 1960s, rooted ... More


Socio-economic change and social well-being trends

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420916
eISBN:
9781447302896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter reviews social trends and research debates. In recent years, social policy debates have been dominated by the economic crisis in the global financial system and how to minimalize ... More


Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Yasir Suleiman and Adel Al-Abdul Jader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand’s achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship. It gathers original research from a range of international ... More


“Follow the Money”: Private Foundations and the Early Focus on Interdisciplinary Research

John H. Aldrich

in Interdisciplinarity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199331345
eISBN:
9780190208998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331345.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter assesses the role of private foundations in the development of interdisciplinary scholarship before World War II, especially the Russell Sage, Spellman and Rockefeller Foundations, and ... More


The “Perfect Educational Storm”

Frederick J. Morrison

in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Significant changes in both parenting and teaching over the last half century have serious negative consequences for some children's educational achievement. This historical convergence is termed the ... More


Responsive policies in contested welfare states?

Menno Fenger, Martijn van der Steen, and Lieske van der Torre

in The responsiveness of social policies in Europe: The Netherlands in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305767
eISBN:
9781447311577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305767.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the issue of responsiveness and legitimacy of European welfare states from a comparative perspective. It start from the assumption that the failure to respond to societal, ... More


Keeping it in the family

Sonali Shah and Mark Priestley

in Disability and social change: Private lives and public policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427878
eISBN:
9781447302070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427878.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how public policies and institutions, notably hospitals and schools, have impacted on children's opportunities to develop and sustain family life and relationships. It ... More


Growing up in a time of extraordinary change

Jo Boyden, Andrew Dawes, Paul Dornan, and Colin Tredoux

in Tracing the Consequences of Child Poverty: Evidence from the Young Lives study of Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447348313
eISBN:
9781447348481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348313.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter highlights some of the major social and economic trends in the Young Lives study countries over the past 15 years and briefly indicates how such trends have affected and are perceived by ... More


Development and Demise of Rosewood

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 2 presents a history of Rosewood beginning with a brief overview of previous research into the town’s past. Most of the research takes place in response to a statewide conversation in the ... More


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