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Changes in the composition of households-especially the growing number of dual earners and singles-are often assumed to be associated with an increase in domestic outsourcing. In this article, trends in the outsourcing of household tasks (employing a domestic help and eating out) and the use of...
This article demonstrates how Norwegian physiotherapy has developed as part of the state apparatus over the past decades. From the state's point of view, the methods and skills of physiotherapy are deemed valuable because they are designed to encourage people to take an active part in...
Time and again, studies have shown that higher educated individuals are less inclined to avoid social contact with ethnic minorities than are lower educated individuals. This has been interpreted as the liberalizing effect of education: the school is considered to be the most important...
A potential self-reinforcing component in the dynamics of social assistance (SA) is analyzed in this paper. The core hypothesis is that the SA recipiency of others can assert a positive influence on an individual's propensity to apply for SA. The mechanisms through which such influence may...
This essay traces the discussion of ethnic group inclusion from Talcott Parsons to the present. It illustrates unappreciated convergences between earlier and current work while identifying what is genuinely novel about contemporary efforts.
This paper explores the research methodology of Gunnar Myrdal's study of race relations in the United States, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944). It gives an overview of the methodological framework it presents for the study of racism and its consequences. The...
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