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This dissertation examines how variables related to child quality and household structure affect parental decision-making regarding the allocation of familial resources within the household. The first chapter studies the role of family composition on household decision-making regarding consumption of boys’ and girls’ education and clothing. I test the unitary model ....

By Hadia Majid-Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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Biodegradable polymers made from renewable resources ("green" polymers) are an interesting alternative to recycling in a world more and more turned towards environmentally-friendly solutions. Poly(lactide) is a biodegradable, biocompatible material coming from renewable resources. Such properties, added to a more and more competitive cost makes it an interesting materia....

By Alexandre Bernard-Chemistry-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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For most of the twentieth century, black writers represented African Americans as sexually proper in realist forms as a means of combating racist discourse that considers all black sexuality depraved. In the 1960s and 1970s, black literary realism became explicitly associated with the Black Arts Movement’s heteronormative politics of black authenticity and pride. Duri....

By Christopher S. Lewis-English-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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Children with autism have a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors across multiple domains, including play. One method for decreasing repetitive behavior that has been studied in humans and other animals in both laboratory and applied settings is the explicit reinforcement of variability. Basic research suggests that varied responding can be brought under the contro....

By Neal D. Miller-EDU Physical Activity and Educational Services-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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Tuberculosis (TB) has been a prevalent cause of morbidity and mortality in human beings for centuries, and is still a global health emergency today. Although not the headline of news in the United States, TB is rampant is sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia, where it is the number one killer of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Of the estimated ....

By Joshua Charles Cyktor-Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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In recent times, research has revealed a dynamic shift in the perception of racial inequality in the contemporary United States, with an increased belief that racial discrimination is a concern of a bygone era (Hunt 2007). When they are acknowledged, enduring racial disparities in life chances are often attributed to differences in marketable skills and upheld by some s....

By Ervin Matthew-Sociology-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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Research demonstrates that both union formation and parenthood have profound influences on health and well-being, in part because these relationships provide social control over health behaviors (Umberson 1987). Despite decades of scholarship concerning the influence of intimate unions and parenthood on health and health behavior, much of this research utilizes non-cont....

By Rhiannon Alexis Kroeger-D'Souza-Sociology-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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Chemical looping technology aims at converting fossil fuels in an efficient and effective way with 100 % CO2 capture. As one of the most important factors to the success of chemical looping processes, the reaction properties of chemical looping particles have received a lot attention in the past decades. This dissertation explores the morphological properties and ionic ....

By Zhenchao Sun-Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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The protein arginine methyltransferase-5 (PRMT5) enzyme is a Type II arginine methyltransferase that can regulate a variety of cellular functions. We hypothesized that PRMT5 plays a unique role in regulating the growth of human melanoma cells. Immunohistochemical analysis indicated significant upregulation of PRMT5 in human melanocytic nevi (88% of specimens positive fo....

By Courtney Nicholas-Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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Young children who experience difficulty learning to read are at an increased risk for reading failure and behavior problems. Emerging evidence suggests that improving the literacy skills of young struggling readers also improves levels of on-task behavior. This study examined the effects of Headsprout Early Reading, a phonics-based online reading program, on the readin....

By Shannon Shaylene Hammond-EDU Physical Activity and Educational Services-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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Chief among the goals of American education is the cultivation of democratic citizens. Contrary to State catechism delivered through our schools, America was not born a democracy; rather it emerged as a republic with a distinct bias against democracy. Nonetheless we inherit a great demotic heritage. Abolition, the labor struggle, women’s suffrage, and Civil Rights, fo....

By Thomas Michael Falk-EDU Policy and Leadership-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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This dissertation investigates several issues that are either unique or particularly pressing when they concern the analysis of policies with intergenerational implications. Many environmental issues faced today possess these intergenerational implications, from climate change to biodiversity loss to the use of nuclear power. The first chapter considers the effectivenes....

By Gregory E. Howard-Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics-Ohio State University / OhioLINK-doctoral-2012-08-16
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