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Gypsy fortune-telling in Houston: the study of a profession
This study deals with the Gypsy subculture in Harris County, Texas, and focuses upon the profession of fortune -telling. A review of the literature on the Gypsy in twentieth-century America is undertaken, and this information ...
Sexual orientation, gender roles, and occupation: Bias during the selection process?
Two studies were conducted examining the relationship between applicant sexual orientation, applicant gender, and hiring bias for stereotypically masculine and feminine jobs. Study 1 examined the job-related traits associated ...
The influence of ratee performance variations on raters' judgments
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether prior performance variations within and among job candidates affect evaluations of present performance and whether these variations result in ratings that are exaggerated ...
Linguistic subsystems of a Chicano child
This study investigates the speech of a four year old girl who is growing up in a Chicano neighborhood in Houston. Her parents, and many of her neighbors, mix English and Spanish. The girl's linguistic system is described ...
Productivity and measurement issues: An application to Brazilian agriculture
This dissertation examines measurement problems caused by imperfect data and productivity issues in a microeconometric framework. The empirical work is done on a panel of 384 farmers in the Zona da Mata region of Minas ...