Top 10 Socarxiv Papers Today in Social And Behavioral Sciences


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#1. Exposure to Armed Conflict and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-2017
Brian C. Thiede, Matthew Hancock, Ahmed Kodouda, James Piazza
Changes in fertility patterns are hypothesized to be among the many second-order consequences of armed conflict, but expectations about the direction of such effects are theoretically ambiguous. Prior research, from a range of contexts, has also yielded inconsistent results. We contribute to this debate by using harmonized data and methods to examine the effects of exposure to conflict on preferred and realized fertility outcomes across a spatially and temporally extensive population. We use high-resolution georeferenced data from 25 sub-Saharan African countries, combining records of violent events from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset with survey data on fertility goals and outcomes from the Demographic and Health Surveys (n=368,785 women aged 15-49 years). We employ a series of linear and logistic regression models to estimate the effects of exposure to conflict events within a 10-kilometer radius of respondents’ communities on ideal family size and the probability of childbearing within the past 12 months. We find...
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#2. A more complete picture: Rural residents’ relative support for seven forms of natural resource related economic development
Tom Mueller, Ann R. Tickamyer
Understanding rural resident support for various forms of natural resource related economic development has been a common research topic in rural sociology. However, the vast majority of research has only evaluated support for one form of natural resource use at a time. The little research that has explored support for a wide variety of uses has found that residents are likely to support many of the suggested forms of development. We assessed rural resident support for seven forms of natural resource development: commercial logging, natural gas, mining, real estate, wind energy, tourism, and outdoor recreation. Using social exchange theory, this study examines the influence of perceived impacts of development, industry trust, and perceived industry power on general support for the seven forms of natural resource-related economic development using a fixed effects generalized linear model among a sample of residents of rural Pennsylvania communities. Additionally, we use mixed logit discreet choice modeling to evaluate the drivers...
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JTomMueller: Our manuscript on rural resident support for seven different forms of natural resource-related economic development was just accepted by Rural Sociology! Pre-print up on @socarxiv at: https://t.co/BMVyp3MMa8 Thread below. /1 #soctwitter #energy #tourism #development https://t.co/Xraalv4oPo
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#3. Can inequalities in political participation explain health inequalities?
Aaron Reeves, Johan P. Mackenbach
Inequalities in health are pervasive and durable, but they are not uniform. To date, however, the drivers of these between-country patters in health inequalities remain largely unknown. In this analysis, we draw on data from 17 European countries to explore whether inequalities in political participation, that is, inequalities in voting by educational attainment, are correlated with health inequalities. Over and above a range of relevant confounders, such as GDP, income inequality, health spending, social protection spending, poverty rates, and smoking, greater inequalities in political participation remain correlated with higher health inequalities. If ‘politicians and officials are under no compulsion to pay much heed to classes and groups of citizens that do not vote’ then political inequalities could indirectly affect health through its impact on policy choices that determine who has access to the resources necessary for a healthy life. Inequalities in political participation, then, may well be one of the ‘causes of the...
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#4. The Performance of Islamic Banks during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis: Evidence from the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Mohammed Ebrahim Hussien, Md. Mahmudul Alam, Md. Wahid Murad, Abu N.M. Wahid
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to analyze the profitability performance of Islamic banks of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region during 2008 global financial crisis. Design/methodology/approach – Bank specific data are taken from the Bank Scope database and macroeconomic data are collected from International Financial Statistics. Using a panel data series of 30 banks for the period of 2005 to 2011, the study shows the evidence of structural break for the crisis year as well as the factors that impact the profitability of Islamic banks. Findings – The performance of GCC Islamic banks was significantly influenced during the crisis period by capital adequacy, credit risk, financial risk, operational efficiency, liquidity, bank size, gross domestic product, growth rate of money supply, bank sector development and inflation rate. The study also finds that there is a structural change before and after the global financial crisis. Originality/value – This is an original study that shows that the shariah compliant banks have...
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#5. Role of Integrity System, Internal Control System, and Leadership Practices on the Accountability Practices in the Public Sectors of Malaysia
Md. Mahmudul Alam, Jamaliah Said, Mohamad Azizal bin Abd Aziz
Purpose - This study assesses the status of current practices of accountability and its relationship with the practices of integrity system, internal control system, and leadership qualities in the public sector of Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – This study collected primary data from 109 departments and agencies under 24 federal ministries in Malaysia. The data were analysed under descriptive statistics, ordinal regression, and structural equation modelling (SEM). Several diagnostic tests were conducted to check the validity and reliability of data and models, such as Cronbach alpha test, Kaiser-Meyer Olkin test, Shapiro Wilk test, Internal Consistency Reliability, Indicator Reliability, Convergent Validity, and Discriminant Validity, etc. Findings - The regression and SEM results show that the practices of integrity system and leadership quality had statistically significant positive relationship, but the practice of internal control system showed mixed relationship with the practices of accountability. Practical...
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#6. DYNAMICS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, ENERGY PRICE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN DENMARK
Md. Wahid Murad, Md. Mahmudul Alam, Abu Hanifa Md. Noman, Ilhan OZTURK
This study investigates the dynamic relationships between technological innovation, consumption of energy, energy price and economic growth in Denmark during the period from 1970 until 2012, using multivariate setting to examine time-series data. The analysis employs the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach to co-integration in order to examine both the short and long run dynamics among the variables. Furthermore, the study uses the Granger procedure within the VAR framework to identify causality among the variables. The model used in this study is found to be sound, a diagnosis of the reliability of the model reached by testing normality, functional form, serial correlation, and heteroscedasticity, with stability of the model tested using a cumulative sum and cumulative sum square test, based on recursive regression residuals. The ARDL approach to co-integration reveals that real GDP growth positively influences energy consumption as well as significantly in both the short run and long run, while energy prices and...
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#7. Tourism and environmental quality nexus: Further evidence from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Muhammad Azam, Md. Mahmudul Alam, Muhammad Haroon Hafeez
The central aim of this study is to contribute to the encroachment of knowledge on impact of tourism on environmental pollution by CO2 emissions ASEAN-3 namely Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore during 1990-2014. The FMOLS results reveal that the impact of tourism variable on environmental pollution is significantly positive, while for Thailand and Singapore, it is found negative and statistically significant. Empirical findings suggest that sustainable economic development should be ensured by implementing prudent public policy, where tourism industry needs to be expanded further but fulfilment of its responsibility towards maintaining green and sustainable environment must be top most priority.
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#8. The Usage and Social Capital of Mobile Phones and their Effect on the Performance of Microenterprise: An Empirical Study
Md. Mazharul Islam, Essam M. Habes, Md. Mahmudul Alam
The purpose of this study is to uncover the impacts of mobile phone use on the performance of micro-enterprises (MEs) in Bangladesh, a developing country where the total number of mobile subscriptions reached around 131.38 million by the end of June in 2016 with penetration rate of 81 percent. Data were collected from owners of MEs through face to face interview. A multivariate analysis and SPSS macro developed by Preacher and Hayes were used as statistical techniques to assess the effects of mobile phone use. Results of the study indicate that micro-enterprises which owners were using mobile phone were having significantly greater benefits and financial performance compared to counterparts. A significant direct relationship between mobile phone use, and social capital and ME‟s financial and non-financial performances was found. A further investigation revealed that financial performance is also indirectly related to social capital and quality and enterprise processes, which are significantly influenced by mobile phone usage....
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#9. Talking Your Self Into It: How and When Accounts Shape Motivation for Action
Daniel Winchester, Kyle Green
Following Mills (1940), several prominent sociologists have encouraged researchers to analyze actors’ motive talk not as data on the subjective desires that move them to pursue particular ends, but as post hoc accounts oriented toward justifying actions already undertaken. Combining insights from hermeneutic theories of the self and pragmatist theories of action, we develop a theoretical position that challenges dichotomous assumptions about whether motive accounts reflect either justifications or motivations for action, instead illustrating how they can migrate from one status to the other over time. We develop this perspective through a comparative analysis of actors’ involvements in two quite different careers of social action – religion and mixed martial arts –documenting both how and when justificatory talk about actors’ motives for initiating a course of action at one point in time became formative of their subjective motivations for sustaining these same courses of action at another.
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kylethegreen: @jlkucinskas @socarxiv !!! --> https://t.co/m5Co1dHr1W
jeffswin: Really helpful paper by Dan Wincester and @kylethegreen on the motivation/justification puzzle. "accounts and the anticipation of future moments of self-discovery may “carry” an actor through periods of dispositional misalignment" https://t.co/c8uZSJl55B
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#10. Waqf as a Tool for Rendering Social Welfare Services in the Social Entrepreneurship Context
Shawon Muhammad Shahriar, Md. Mahmudul Alam, Jamaliah Said, Mohammad Monzur-E-Elahi
The concept of Islamic entrepreneurship centers on ensuring community well-being as the priority, which is one of the important objectives (Maqasid) of the Islamic Shari’ah. Historically, waqf played a significant role in the Islamic economic system, particularly in rendering exemplary welfare services in the areas of healthcare, education, social welfare, environmental, and other community-based programs. However, only a few success stories in recent history have institutionally utilized the properties of waqf under proper management to achieve its substantial objectives. This study uses the literature review as basis to analyze the reasons behind the successful utilization of waqf as an effective tool to ensure social welfare services in the past, as well as how this model can be replicated by considering current contexts. This study will assist Islamic value-centric entrepreneurs, regulatory authorities, investors, and researchers to gain an overall insight into the potentials of waqf as a tool for rendering commendable social...
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