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“Am I Going to Die?” Considering the Preparation for Research on an Example of Hospice Patients

This article concerns the situations experienced by the researcher in one of the sensitive research groups--hospice patients. The article is based on the author's experiences in three studies in Poland--94 in-depth interviews and observations in inpatient and home care hospices. Through the seven presented categories the author faced during the interviews, she analyzes the dilemmas of conducting qualitative research from [Read More...]

2024-02-22T15:13:15-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Transitioning (on the) Internet: Shifting Challenges and Contradictions of Ethics of Studying Online Gender Transition Narratives

The use of social media in qualitative research has become extremely popular. YouTube, in particular, has attracted attention from scholars working on (self-)representation of minority groups, including the transgender community (e.g., Dame 2013; Horak 2014). Most academic disciplines, however, have been slow in responding to the increasingly challenging nature of social media in terms of their ethics and methodologies. For example, [Read More...]

2024-02-22T15:11:20-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Biographical Work of Parents of Children with Non-Normative Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity

This paper aims to reconstruct the biographical work (Corbin and Strauss) undertaken by parents of non-normative people. The initiating event of biographical work is the disclosure of a non-normative sexual orientation and/or gender identity by the child. For many parents, this is an event that causes a breakdown of previous schemes of action, a gradual loss of control, and suffering. [Read More...]

2024-02-22T15:09:24-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Catty, bitchy, queen bee or sister? A review of competition among women in organizations from a paradoxical‐coopetition perspective

Women in organizations must grapple with a double‐bind stemming from conflicting expectations toward them to exhibit both competition (per workplace norms) and cooperation (per societal gender‐specific norms), and they often suffer a backlash for conforming to one expectation at the expense of the other. Similarly, different streams of literature offer contrasting accounts of women's competitive attitudes and behavior. This systematic review [Read More...]

2024-02-22T14:51:09-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Self‐ambivalence: Naming a contemporary work–family problem that has no name

Summary: As workers and family members, individuals ought to celebrate seemingly positive events (e.g., a promotion and the purchase of a home). Yet, the numerous identities that contemporary workers hold increase the likelihood of an event that is pleasant in one domain being problematic in another and more cognitively and affectively complex than anticipated. We theorize that these events are [Read More...]

2024-02-22T14:48:26-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Determinants of Staff Intent to Leave Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Objectives. To identify potential drivers of health care worker attrition. Methods. We conducted a survey of 1083 nonphysician health care workers in a large urban health system in New York City from September to October 2022. Results. The results of a multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that higher odds of intending to leave health care were significantly associated with male [Read More...]

2024-02-22T14:46:01-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Shifting Tides: The Evolution of Racial Inequality in Higher Education from the 1980s through the 2010s

Amid the proliferation of state-level bans on race-based affirmative action in higher education, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on June 29, 2023, dismantled race-conscious college admission policies, intensifying concerns about the persistence and potential increase of racial inequality in higher education. The authors analyze four restricted-use national survey datasets to investigate racial disparities in college attendance outcomes from the 1980s through [Read More...]

2024-02-22T14:42:30-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Policy Effects on Mixed-Citizenship, Same-Sex Unions: A Triple-Difference Analysis

After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, same-sex partners of U.S. citizens became eligible for spousal visas. Since then, the United States has seen a rapid rise in same-sex, mixed-citizenship couples. However, this effect varies greatly depending on the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) policy context of the noncitizen's country of origin. [Read More...]

2024-02-22T14:39:54-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Masculinity on the Margins: Boundary Work Among Immobile Fathers in Indonesia’s Transnational Families.

Scholars underline the persistence of gender disparities in the household division of labor. However, it remains understudied how working-class men manage family life amid the physical absence of breadwinning women. Drawing on fifty-four in-depth interviews and over 22 months of fieldwork in Indonesia, this article investigates how non-migrant fathers navigate conjugal and paternal responsibilities in families headed by migrant mothers. I [Read More...]

2024-02-22T10:21:33-05:00February 22nd, 2024|

Best for Whom? Heterogeneous Treatment Effects of Breastfeeding on Child Development

The slogan "Breast is Best" has been popularized by medical organizations and parenting networks to extoll the benefits of breastfeeding, yet the causal effects are widely debated. Our study contributes to the debate by examining whether breastfeeding has differential effects based on the propensity to breastfeed, which is also known as causal effect heterogeneity. Prior studies attempt to isolate the [Read More...]

2024-02-22T10:16:43-05:00February 22nd, 2024|
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