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Pre-Marital Environment as a Factor in the Declining Birth Rate of College Women

Description: This study is concerned with the pre-marital environmental factors that might influence the declining birth rate among college women. There have been some studies made on this subject, but none of them has taken into consideration so many variables, to the writer's knowledge, as are recognized in this survey.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Hackett, Bettye Curry
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Economic History of the Development of the Oil Industry in Southeast Texas

Description: The main body of this thesis is composed of four chapters: Chapter II is concerned with the development of the oil industry in Texas prior to the discovery of Spindletop; Chapter III deals with Spindletop; Chapter IV sets forth the later developments of the oil industry in Southeast Texas or Railroad Commission District No. 3; Chapter V is the concluding chapter, complete with summary, evaluation present status and future possibilities of the oil industry in Southeast Texas.
Date: January 1952
Creator: Kennedy, Emery L.
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The Evolution of Capitalist Values

Description: Capitalism has developed in something less than two hundred years into a system of doctrines and values which influence man's development around the world. It takes many forms and it functions within differing cultures and with different shades of meaning. It is an intensely penetrating economic system, never satisfied to contain itself within any given geographical area for long. It is the dominant economic structure of western civilization today and is seeking a foothold in eastern culture. For this reason it is being subjected to searching question. In any attempt to evaluate capitalism one is immediately struck by the plurality and confusion of its values. This thesis will attempt to trace the history of that plurality and confusion; to show how and why they arose; to relate economic values to the humanity which must live with them. All human values are subject to change and all social values are relative. Economic systems are social institutions and as such are directly related to the other institutions of any given society. For this reason the search for capitalistic values must be made within the social milieu as a whole. The economic system cannot be set apart from the church, the state, the family, the educational system and the values which pervade these related institutions. As man is subjected to changing social concepts and ideals, his material values will reflect these changes. And, as man is subjected to changing economic pressures, his value judgments in every area may be subjected to modification.
Date: August 1956
Creator: Staig, Mary Sue Garner
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Demographic Trends in the Older Population of Texas, 1900 To 1960

Description: "The purpose of this thesis is to examine the age structure of the population of Texas as it existed in 1960, and insofar as possible to trace important changes and trends in the older group from 1900 to 1960. The qualification derives from the fact that at this time not all of the data from the 1960 census are available, and hence many trends can be described only through 1950. Where appropriate, the structure and trends characteristic of the total population will be described, usually for comparative purposes."-- leaf 1.
Date: June 1961
Creator: Dillingham, John William
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The Employment Act of 1946: Original Intent Versus Current Interpretation, The Forces Underlying the Modification and the Implications thereof

Description: There appears to be a vacillation from the original intent of the Employment Act of 1946. It was originally intended to serve as a tool whereby the smoothing and the easing of cyclical fluctuations of the business cycle could be facilitated. It now seems as though this tool has become one which is being used to correct those structural weaknesses which exist in the economy.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Reasoner, Harrell Edward
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The Evolution of Capital Formation Theory

Description: The various aspects of a social science ramify closely with one another, and so it will be necessary to inspect certain economic theories rather extensively in search of their meaningful connection with the word "capital." However, the major purpose here will be an examination of the use and potential logical use of the terms "capital" and "capital formation."
Date: August 1962
Creator: Hodgson, Richard Corrin
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Residential Mobility and Living Arrangements of a Group of Aged Persons Prior to Institutionalization

Description: The purpose of this investigation, conceived in its broadest sense, was to study the living arrangements of older persons over a specific period of time in an attempt to arrive at some generalizations about the nature and changes of these arrangements as they relate to certain sociological variables.
Date: January 1963
Creator: Martin, Cora Ann
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An Exploratory Study of Victim Reactions to Two Disasters

Description: The following chapters report an exploratory study of reactions to two disasters, a tornado and floods, which struck Dallas, Texas, in the spring of 1957. Although the findings and discussion are presented in the context of a somewhat shortened version of the time sequence described above, the major emphasis is on the differential impact of the two types of disaster agents and on the reactions of victims to disaster situations.Two disasters had occurred in the Dallas area, both having a major effect upon Negro areas of residence in that city. Furthermore, a rapid, impressionistic survey of the two areas made by Doctor Harry E. Moore of the Department of Sociology of the University of Texas and Doctor H. J. Friedsam of the Department of Sociology of North Texas State University, suggested that the two areas were also homogeneous in income level and. possibly in other ways. 5 Hence, the situation presented an opportunity to study and compare the residents' reactions to two different disaster agents. More specifically, it was felt that an exploratory study to determine whether or not there was Qadifference in the responses of tho victims to the tornado and floods could be undertaken.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Miller, James J.
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Involvement in Admission to Two Homes for the Aged

Description: The study reported in the thesis attempted to examine the decision-making process for the institutionalization of older people in homes for the aged. More specifically, it sought to determine who was responsible for the decisions, to discover if this responsibility was related to selected social factors, and to ascertain if it affected the adjustment of older people to the institutional setting.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Howze, Glenn Ray
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Consumer Protection in Texas

Description: In the study, as a whole, the purpose is to present the major laws for consumer protection in Texas in the existing economy and determine the extent to which they meet consumer protection standards and where they fail to meet such standards.
Date: May 1965
Creator: Mangum, James N.
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The Bracero Programs

Description: The bracero programs of the 1942-1964 period have been the subject of a large amount of controversy. One side insists that foreign workers are necessary to the production of the nation's food and fiber while the other is just as certain that native workers will do the work required when paid a reasonable wage. This thesis will attempt to explore the principal issues involved in the controversy.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Allen, Donald C.
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A Descriptive Study of Selected Characteristics of Adolescent First Admissions to a Private Psychiatric Hospital 1959-1963

Description: The purpose of this research is to provide a descriptive study of selected social and psychiatric characteristics of adolescent first admissions to a private psychiatric hospital and an analysis of some of the inter-relationships among social, ecological, demographic and psychiatric variables selected for study.
Date: June 1966
Creator: Wulfe, Geraldine Rita
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