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Employee Turnover: The Effects of Workplace Events
This research was designed to extend the unfolding model of voluntary turnover by examining the most commonly reported turnover decision path. Specifically, the purpose of the current investigation was to explore how ...
The positive and negative effects of testing in lifelong learning
Formal classroom learning is a lifelong pursuit. Many older adults return to school to advance their careers, learn new skills, or simply for personal fulfillment. As such, methods for improving learning should be considered ...
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 ...
The Electoral Cost of Coalition Governance and Elites' Behavior in Parliamentary Democracies
This dissertation examines the interaction between voters and party elites in parliamentary democracies, particularly those with multiparty governments. In the first half of the dissertation I focus on individual party ...
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 ...
Essays in applied economics
This dissertation consists of two empirical papers that investigate the return to education in Jamaica and the effect of federal assistance on state spending on Old Age Assistance. Paper one investigates the wage determination ...