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Ally Recruitment in Beijing

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the search for credibility among groups of scientists. It examines the turn-of-the-century population-control target, which reveals a hidden process whereby politics and ... More


Distributing Social Assistance to Preempt Disorder

Jennifer Pan

in Welfare for Autocrats: How Social Assistance in China Cares for its Rulers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190087425
eISBN:
9780190087463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087425.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses how Dibao is funded and shows the dual logic of Dibao distribution using a combination of qualitative fieldwork and a survey of 100 neighborhoods. The chapter focuses on the ... More


Building Cities and Settlements in the Desert

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the preoccupation of the Egyptian government with creating new towns and other settlements in the desert (twenty-two and counting), and the failure of these new settlements in ... More


Repressing with Social Assistance

Jennifer Pan

in Welfare for Autocrats: How Social Assistance in China Cares for its Rulers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190087425
eISBN:
9780190087463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087425.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows how the distribution of Dibao to targeted populations enables repression—a concept the author calls repressive assistance, which she situates in the literature on repression and ... More


Numbers and the Assembling of a Community Mental Health Infrastructure in Postsocialist China

Zhiying Ma

in Can Science and Technology Save China?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747021
eISBN:
9781501747045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747021.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how globally validated epidemiological estimates have constituted a population of seriously mentally ill patients in China. It talks about the target population of the 686 Program ... More


The Ratchet Effect: An Overlooked Social Cost

in Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316130
eISBN:
9780226315997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains how the use of actuarial methods will have a distortive effect on the targeted population that will operate as a ratchet over time. The distortion occurs when profiling produces ... More


Coverage Error: Sampling Frame Issues

in The Total Survey Error Approach: A Guide to the New Science of Survey Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891279
eISBN:
9780226891293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891293.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter will cover several relatively obscure types of survey error that are associated with the sampling frame, the actual set of units from which the sample will be taken. Frame error is the ... More


Designing a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Douglas K. Owens, Joanna E. Siegel, Mark J. Sculpher, and Joshua A. Salomon

in Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492939
eISBN:
9780190492960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492939.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides an overview of how to design a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA). The chapter highlights the importance of early conceptualization and planning steps to define the objectives, ... More


Exploring Signed Language Assessment Tools in Europe and North America

Charlotte Enns, Tobias Haug, Rosalind Herman, Robert Hoffmeister, Wolfgang Mann, and Lynn McQuarrie

in Diversity in Deaf Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190493073
eISBN:
9780190607838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190493073.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The development of valid and reliable assessment tools to measure the acquisition of natural signed languages is of practical as well as theoretical significance. A selection of tests are described ... More


Looking for Empirical Evidence

Hugh Lafollette

in In Defense of Gun Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873363
eISBN:
9780190873400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873363.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is tempting to think that it would be easy to find reliable empirical evidence of the benefits and costs of private gun ownership. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult, especially for issues ... More


Aadhaar and Public Health

S.K. Das

in Making the Poor Free?: India's Unique Identification Number

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199453290
eISBN:
9780199085378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453290.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 12 is an analysis of what the Aadhaar programme can do for public health. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) literature claims that the Aadhaar programme can create a demand ... More


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