Watering surrounding deserts: A lifetime of spreading feminist insights. An interview with Barrie Thorne, UC Berkeley

TitleWatering surrounding deserts: A lifetime of spreading feminist insights. An interview with Barrie Thorne, UC Berkeley
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBachmann, L
JournalSociograph – Working Paper
Number10
Pagination1-15
Keywordsfeminism, gender, sociology
Abstract

Barrie Thorne – who was until recently Professor and Acting Chair of Gender & Women’s Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley – has been active in the collective effort to bring feminism into the US academic world. She has fought relentlessly for over 40 years to promote women and gender studies in higher education. This creative sociologist is also a much appreciated teacher and mentor. Laurence Bachmann interviewed her on campus in February 2012, a few months before she retired.

URLhttp://www.unige.ch/ses/socio/publications/dernierespublications/sociographwp10.html

Barrie Thorne. Largesse et créativité féministe au service de l’éducation publique

TitleBarrie Thorne. Largesse et créativité féministe au service de l’éducation publique
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBachmann, L
JournalNouvelles Questions Féministes
Volume31
Number2
Pagination102-115
Keywordsfeminism, gender, sociology
Abstract

Barrie Thorne – who was until recently Professor and Acting Chair of Gender & Women’s Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley – has been active in the collective effort to bring feminism into the US academic world. She has fought relentlessly for over 40 years to promote women and gender studies in higher education. This creative sociologist is also a much appreciated teacher and mentor. Laurence Bachmann interviewed her on campus in February 2012, a few months before she retired.

Multichannel optimal matching: A multidimensional approach to sequence analysis

TitleMultichannel optimal matching: A multidimensional approach to sequence analysis
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGauthier, J-A, Widmer, E, Bucher, P, Notredame, C
EditorLevy, R, Widmer, E
Book TitleGendered life courses between standardization and individualization. A European approach applied to Switzerland
Pagination245-264
PublisherLIT Verlag
Place PublishedWien

Prendre au sérieux l'artisanat musical: Utilité, reproductibilité, prestation de service

TitlePrendre au sérieux l'artisanat musical: Utilité, reproductibilité, prestation de service
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPerrenoud, M
EditorPerrenoud, M
Book TitleLes mondes pluriels de Howard S. Becker. Travail sociologique et sociologie du travail
Pagination85-98
PublisherLa Découverte
Place PublishedParis

Cohabitational trajectories

TitleCohabitational trajectories
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWidmer, E, Gauthier, J-A
EditorLevy, R, Widmer, E
Book TitleGendered life courses between standardization and individualization. A European approach applied to Switzerland
Pagination53-70
PublisherLIT Verlag
Place PublishedWien

Paying for performance: Incentive pay schemes and employees' financial participation

TitlePaying for performance: Incentive pay schemes and employees' financial participation
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBryson, A, Freeman, R, Lucifora, C, Pellizzari, M, Pérotin, V
EditorBoeri, T, Lucifora, C, Murphy, KJ
Book TitleExecutive remuneration and employee performance-related pay: A transatlantic perspective
Chapter2
Pagination123-278
PublisherOxford University Press
Place PublishedOxford

The use of welfare by migrants in Italy

TitleThe use of welfare by migrants in Italy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPellizzari, M
JournalInternational Journal of Manpower
Volume34
Number2
Pagination155-166
ISSN0143-7720
Keywordsbenefits, immigration, Italy, migration, welfare
Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the issue of welfare use by migrants in Italy and overcome the limitations of previous studies related to the quality of the data and to the high level of fragmentation of the Italian welfare system.
Design/methodology/approach – In this paper the author is able to overcome the limitations of previous research by using an original administrative archive of means tests, performed at all levels of the public administration, to establish individual's and households’ eligibility to all kinds of benefits, both in cash and kind.
Findings – Results show that, without controlling for observable characteristics, migrants from outside the EU are more likely to apply for welfare. Once individual and household characteristics are controlled for, such a residual welfare dependency is greatly reduced but does not disappear. Geographical location is a key factor, given that migrants tend to locate in the richest areas of the country, which also happen to be the ones where local welfare is most generous.
Originality/value – To the best of the author's knowledge, the administrative database used in this paper has never been used for analysing the use of welfare by migrants. Moreover, the role of geographical sorting of migrants has never been investigated in this area.

DOI10.1108/01437721311320672
Refereed DesignationRefereed

The relative stability of national career patterns in European top management careers in the age of globalisation: A comparative study in France/Germany/Great Britain and Switzerland

TitleThe relative stability of national career patterns in European top management careers in the age of globalisation: A comparative study in France/Germany/Great Britain and Switzerland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDavoine, E, Ravasi, C
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Pagination152-163
Date PublishedJan-07-2012
ISSN02632373
Keywordsinternational careers, managerial elite, national career patterns, top management profiles
Abstract

While top management career patterns are highly embedded in national institutional contexts, the phenomenon of globalization has recently called into question the future of these patterns. In this article we discuss the stability of certain features of national top management profiles as well as the emergence of a new globalized managerial elite characterized by new elements legitimating top management authority. We collected biographical and career related information from 916 top managers employed by 111 companies located in France, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland. Our data shows a certain erosion of national models due to the gradual arrival of non-national top managers, but this process occurs very slowly despite the strong international dimension of the companies studied.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S026323731200062X
DOI10.1016/j.emj.2012.06.001
Short TitleEuropean Management Journal
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Reducción de costos de transporte por medio de la innovación capesina: Una ruta por recorrer

TitleReducción de costos de transporte por medio de la innovación capesina: Una ruta por recorrer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsIguíñiz Echeverría, J, Díaz, R, Vaccaro, G
JournalEconPapers, Working Papers Series
Volume2012-341
Pagination1-34
PublisherDepartamento de Economía, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Place PublishedLima
Keywordscampesinado, costo de transporte, enfoque de capacidades, innovación agrícola, Perú
Abstract

Mirar a la economía desde el interés por libertad de los individuos en general y de los agentes económicos en particular constituye un ejercicio relativamente poco común. En este trabajo nos centramos en un tipo de libertad: la que se refiere a “Los servicios económicos (en forma de oportunidades para participar en el comercio y la producción) (Sen 2000, 28). Un aspecto de tal libertad es el acceso a mercados. Ofrecemos una aproximación a uno de los elementos requeridos para dicho acceso: la innovación productiva que afecta el costo de transporte. En este trabajo, innovación tiene el sentido limitado de sustitución de cultivos que aumenta la proporción de productos con alto valor unitario dentro de la canasta de productos agrícolas de cada campesino. ¿Hay en el Perú un proceso de cambio de productos hacia aquellos que tienen un mayor valor por unidad de peso? Los resultados están basados en la ENAHO.

URLhttp://departamento.pucp.edu.pe/economia/images/documentos/DDD341.pdf

Class size and class heterogeneity

TitleClass size and class heterogeneity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDe Giorgi, G, Pellizzari, M, Woolston, WG
JournalJournal of the European Economic Association
Volume10
Issue4
Pagination795-830
Abstract

We study how class size and class composition affect the academic and labor market performance of college students, two crucial policy questions given the secular increase in college enrollment. Our identification strategy relies on the random assignment of students to teaching classes. We find that a one standard deviation increase in class - size results in a 0.1 standard deviation deterioration of the average grade. Further, the effect is heterogeneous as it is stronger for males and lower income students. Also, the effects of class composition in terms of gender and ability appear to be inverse U-shaped. Finally, a reduction of 20 students (one standard deviation) in one's class size has a positive effect on monthly wages of about €80 ($115) or 6% over the average.

Refereed DesignationRefereed

Da dove veniamo? Che siamo? Dove andiamo? (Final report)

TitleDa dove veniamo? Che siamo? Dove andiamo? (Final report)
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLosa, FB, Stephani, E, Bigotta, M, Ritschard, G
Pagination1-112
Date Published11/2012
PublisherUffcio cantonale di statistica
Place PublishedBellinzona
Abstract

Chi colpisce la disoccupazione di lunga durata? Quanti, chi e come riescono a rientrare sul mercato del lavoro? Il rientro è contrassegnato da traiettorie più o meno complesse e/o contraddistinte da stati precari? La caduta in disoccupazione di lunga durata è una ricaduta che diventa poi cronica oppure le traiettorie di vita dicono altro? L’Ufficio di Statistica del Canton Ticino e l’Università di Ginevra rispondono a queste domande attraverso un’analisi delle traiettorie di vita professionali dei disoccupati di lunga durata in Svizzera. Le risposte a tali quesiti – di rilevanza sociale, economica, per le politiche del lavoro e per il finanziamento delle assicurazioni sociali – rappresentano nuovi elementi conoscitivi per la comprensione del mercato del lavoro e per la lotta all’esclusione lavorativa e sociale.

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