Université de Fribourg

Gender differences in wage expectations

Fernandes, Ana ; Huber, Martin ; Vaccaro, Giannina

(Working Papers SES ; 516)

Using a survey on wage expectations among students at two Swiss institutions of higher education, we examine the wage expectations of our respondents along two main lines. First, we investigate the rationality of wage expectations by comparing average expected wages from our sample with those of similar graduates; we further examine how our respondents revise their expectations when provided...

Université de Fribourg

On the sensitivity of wage gap decompositions

Huber, Martin ; Solovyeva, Anna

(Working Papers SES ; 497)

This paper investigates the sensitivity of average wage gap decompositions to methods resting on different assumptions regarding endogeneity of observed characteristics, sample selection into employment, and estimators’functional form. Applying five distinct decomposition techniques to estimate the gender wage gap in the U.S. using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

La dialogicità dell’argomentazione nell’Octavius di Minucio Felice = The dialogical view in the argumentation of Minucius Felix’s Octavius

De Nardis, Vito ; Rigotti, Eddo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2013 ; 2013COM008.

…ἕτοιμοι ἀεὶ πρὸς ἀπολογίαν παντὶ τῷ αἰτοῦντι ὑμᾶς λόγον περὶ τῆς ἐν ὑμῖν ἐλπίδος ἀλλὰ μετὰ πραΰτητος… (1Pt. 3,15-16) The choice of language used by the author of Peter’s First letter contains some important elements for people who like to investigate the nature and the forms of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Thinking through territoriality: introducing Claude Raffestin to Anglophone sociospatial theory

Klauser, Francisco

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2012, vol. 30, no. 1, p. 106-120

This introductory paper establishes the grounds for a more sustained discussion of Claude Raffestin’s understanding of human territoriality in its contribution to contemporary geographical debates. The purpose is to highlight the broad, and fundamentally interrelated, philosophical, epistemological, and political ambitions of Raffestin’s work, before elucidating some of the key conceptual...

Université de Neuchâtel

Du médiateur en santé à l'ombudsman hospitalier : une approche pluridisciplinaire

Gagnebin, Johanne ; Guillod, Olivier (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2012.

Le terme de médiation est à la mode, mais souffre d’un manque de clarté et de vision uniforme ; le grand public est retient en général une image confuse. Nous commencerons donc par donner une image aussi nette que possible de cette notion. Puis, le lecteur sera immergé dans l’univers de la médecine, par une étude sociologique qui présentera la complexité des rapports entre les...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The ontology of conflict

Greco Morasso, Sara

In: Pragmatics & cognition, 2008, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 540-567

This paper aims at clarifying the ontology of conflict as a preliminary for constructing a conflict mapping guide (Wehr 1979). After recalling the main definitions elaborated in different disciplines, the meaning of conflict is elicited through semantic analysis based on corpus evidence. Two fundamental meanings emerge: conflict as an interpersonal hostility between two or more human subjects,...

Université de Neuchâtel

Disturbances in the Sensory Experience of the City : CCTV and the Development of an Unreal Urban "Parallel World"

Klauser, Francisco

In: The Senses and Society, 2007, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 173-187

In order to emphasize the importance of understanding the experience of the city as one that includes all human senses, this article focuses on the increasing use of CCTV in city centers. As we can see by looking at the array of monitors within control rooms of CCTV systems, surveillance cameras contribute to the development of a "parallel world" created by the assemblage of decontextualized...

Université de Neuchâtel

Using Resources: Conceptualizing the Mediation and Reflective Use of Tools and Signs

Gillespie, Alex ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Culture & Psychology, 2010, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 37-62

The idea that culture comprises resources that are used has become a popular means to re-conceptualize the culture—agency antinomy. However, the theorization of using resources is fragmented. The present article reviews several attempts to theorize resources, arguing that there has been too much focus upon the resources themselves, while the notion of use has been neglected. Focusing upon mode...

Université de Neuchâtel

Uses of symbolic resources in youth: Moving from qualitative to quantitative approach

Stanković, Biljana ; Baucal, Aleksandar ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Psihologija, 2009, vol. 42, no. 4, p. 437-457

Youth is a period of intense changes during which young people engage in various transitions resulting in theirs acquisition of a longer time perspective and a system of orientation, enabling to set priorities and values, and to guide their actions accordingly. In a socio-cultural theoretical background, both the establishment of values and the ability to think time require some psychological...