International development projects aimed at alleviating poverty often fall short when it
comes to capacity for operation and maintenance. As a case in point, today it is estimated
one-third of all African wells have fallen into disrepair due to lack of effective management,
corresponding to as many as 250,000 broken...
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 guarantees mothers twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for and bond with a newborn child, however, upon implementation only 45 percent of workers were covered by this law due to strict eligibility requirements and the proportion of eligible workers is...
This was a generational study on Japanese American women that
evaluated Hill's propositions regarding discontinuity in values and acceleration
of achievement in occupational level across generations. The domains
examined were 1) elder care, 2) family structure, and 3) employment &
occupation. It was hypothesized that there will be differences between...
This research project examines the growing informal sector of Ukrainian economy and the way global economic changes affect women's lives. It has been noticed by many Western researchers that women have been among the hardest hit by economic restructuring in Eastern Europe. Marginalization from the official labor force led a...
Microfinance has been extolled by donor agencies, development practitioners and policy makers as a tool for alleviating poverty and empowering women. Yet little systematic research has been done to assess the conditions and extent to which microfinance programs accomplish these goals. This essay provides an assessment of that research. Based...
The objectives of the study were: to investigate career women's satisfaction with current career dress; to determine willingness of career women to trade styling options, time, and money for more sizing choices in career dress; to determine the effect of satisfaction on willingness to trade styling options, time, and money;...
The present study was a part of a larger research project
investigating the relationships between perceived clothing
deprivation and selected social-psychological, socio-economic,
and social participation variables among high school students.
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the
effects of clothing values and selected demographic
characteristics on perceived...
This study assessed the differences between
teachers' opinions and students' responses regarding the
influence of clothing on adolescents' decisions to
participate in social activities.
Survey methodology was used with the final samples
consisting of 336 students and 140 teachers who were drawn
from six high schools located in economically depressed...
Previous research suggests that little is known about female
mentoring relationships, particularly among undergraduate students.
The purpose of the present study was to investigate mentoring
relationships experienced by female undergraduate merchandising
management students. The investigation included the overall
prevalence of mentoring experiences, the specific kinds of mentor
roles, the prevalent...
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of West
African influence on apparel textiles in the United States during
the 1960's and 1970's as depicted in four magazines, Ebony, Life,
Time and Mademoiselle. The objectives of the study were to:
establish a frequency of occurrence for the...