James C. Garand
Louisiana State University
Publications 93
#1Angela F. McCarthy (UF: University of Florida)
#2Laura R. Olson (Clemson University)H-Index: 15
Last.James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
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#1Zibei Chen (LSU: Louisiana State University)
#2James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
Objectives Past studies have consistently shown that women have lower levels of financial knowledge than men, and hence there is a noticeable gender gap in financial knowledge. We reconsider the conventional measures of financial knowledge by disentangling don't know (DK) responses and incorrect answers and comparing the effect of these two disparate responses’ on the gender gap in financial knowledge. Methods Using data from the 2012 National Financial Capability Studies data set, we estimate a...
#1Thomas White (BYU: Brigham Young University)H-Index: 1
#2Joe M. Chelladurai (BYU: Brigham Young University)H-Index: 2
Last.Loren D. Marks (BYU: Brigham Young University)H-Index: 24
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AbstractThis study examines how religious beliefs, practices, and faith communities influence marriage and family life strengths in American Catholic and Orthodox Christian families. Qualitative, i...
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#1James C. GarandH-Index: 26
#1James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
#2Ping Xu (URI: University of Rhode Island)H-Index: 6
Last.Belinda Creel Davis (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 6
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In this article, we explore the relationship between Americans’ attitudes toward immigrants and immigration and their attitudes toward welfare. Using data from the Cumulative American National Election Study from 1992 to 2012, we find ample evidence of the influence of immigration attitudes on both individuals’ attitudes toward welfare recipients and their attitudes toward increased welfare spending. These immigration effects persist even in the face of statistical controls for attitudes toward ...
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#1Wanyun Shao (AUM: Auburn University at Montgomery)H-Index: 7
#2James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
Last.Lawrence C. Hamilton (UNH: University of New Hampshire)H-Index: 36
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Objective To explore the effects of long-term climate trends and short-term weather fluctuations, evaluations of scientists and science, political predispositions, religious affiliation, the information environment, and demographic attributes on individuals’ views about whether global warming exists and, if so, whether it is a result of natural cycles or human activity. Methods We use data from the 2009 Pew General Public Science Survey, along with data on long- and short-term patterns of temper...
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#1James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
#2Rebekah Myers (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 1
Last.Renee Renegar (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 1
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Payne (1991a) postulates that there is a “culture of spending” in the US Congress, whereby members of Congress are socialized to increase their roll-call support for more spending as a function of length of service and exposure to the Washington culture. In this article we develop and test an expanded model of roll-call voting on spending matters, focusing on two potential sources of socialization effects: (1) exposure to the Washington culture of spending, primarily through seniority and proxim...
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#1Ping Xu (URI: University of Rhode Island)H-Index: 6
#2James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
Last.Ling Zhu (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
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In this article, we use data from the American states from 1996 to 2008 to explore the effects of immigration on income inequality. Empirical evidence from both static and dynamic models shows that the foreign-born population has a strong positive effect on state-level income inequality, even when we control for a range of federal and state political and economic contextual variables. We also find that the positive relationship between immigration and state income inequality is driven primarily ...
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