Social Sciences

For-profit home care agencies cost Medicare billions extra, yet provide worse care: Health Affairs study

August 14, 2014 | Social Sciences

For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the difference and excess profits for $463. Yet the quality of care was actually worse at for-profit agencies, and more of their patients required repeat hospitalizations.

City Tech Debuts High-Profile Literary Review

January 8, 2013 | Social Sciences

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has introduced a high-profile literary arts journal titled 2 Bridges Review whose contributors include U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and nationally known poets such as Lorna Goodson, Colette Inez, Willie Perdomo and others.

Immigration Federalism: Which Policy Prevails?

October 11, 2012 | Social Sciences

In the lead-up to the 2012 US presidential election, a major point of contention between Republican and Democratic candidates has been the division of responsibility for immigration policy and enforcement between the federal government and states.

More Evidence Links Early Cannabis Use to Psychosis

October 4, 2012 | Social Sciences

Early adolescent cannabis use may contribute to the development of symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) in adulthood, according to new data from a longitudinal cohort study.

Pot arrests top 50K in 2011 despite NYPD order

October 4, 2012 | Social Sciences

New York City police still arrested more than 50,000 people on low-level marijuana charges last year despite a drop off after officers were told not to use tactics that critics decry as tricking people into getting arrested, according to New York state data obtained by an advocacy group.

Accelerating Academic Vocabulary

July 13, 2012 | Social Sciences

Research has shown that a lack of academic vocabulary prevents English Language Learners (ELLs) from achieving academic success. On average, native English speaking students have learned about 12,000 words by high school (Nagy & Anderson, 1984; Nation, 2006), while secondary ELLs often have to begin their academic vocabulary from scratch.

A Prospective Investigation of Physical Health Outcomes in Abused and Neglected Children: New Findings From a 30-Year Follow-Up

June 2, 2012 | Social Sciences

Objectives. We investigated whether abused and neglected children are at risk for negative physical health outcomes in adulthood.

Examining school counseling students’ multicultural and sexual orientation competencies through a cross-specialization comparison

April 5, 2012 | Social Sciences

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face exigent
educational, emotional, and social problems (Coker, Austin, & Schuster, 2010).

A Dangerous Divide: The Deterioration of Jewish-Palestinian Relations in Israel

February 23, 2012 | Social Sciences

This article examines the relations between Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel since the events of October 2000, when massive Arab protests and riots took place and thirteen Arab demonstrators were killed. In the decade since then Arab-Jewish relations have been characterized by growing mutual mistrust, fear, and hostility. Together with these negative attitudes, political polarization between the two communities has also increased. This poses a serious threat to Arab-Jewish coexistence in Israel and to Israeli democracy itself.

Why They’re Leaving

February 5, 2012 | Social Sciences

PERHAPS BECAUSE OF THE overall accountability wave sweeping higher education, there appears to be renewed focus on those vintage buzzwords “retention,” “attrition,” and “persistence.” Institutions are concerned with not only attracting students but also supporting them to degree completion.