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Pampel, Fred C.

Works: 60 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 13,794 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Bibliography  Cross-cultural studies  History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
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Most widely held works by Fred C Pampel
Old-age security in comparative perspective by John B Williamson( )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work makes extensive use of seven well-developed historical case studies describing the evolution of public old-age security in industrial nations (Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, and the United States) and developing nations (Brazil, Nigeria, and India). The authors focus on specifying contexts in which general theoretical perspectives can be used to account for these developments. One of the few studies which integrates historical and quantitative data, this accessible work will prove helpful to students and researchers of the welfare state, aging policy, and comparative sociology
The institutional context of population change : patterns of fertility and mortality across high-income nations by Fred C Pampel( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Despite having similar economies and political systems, high-income nations show persistent diversity. In this pioneering work, Fred C. Pampel looks at fertility, suicide, and homicide rates in eighteen high-income nations to show how they are affected by institutional structures. European nations, for example, offer universal public benefits for men and women who are unable to work and have policies to ease the burdens of working mothers. The United States, in contrast, does not. This study demonstrates how public policy differences such as these affect childbearing among working women, moderate pressures for suicide and homicide among the young and old, and shape sex difference in suicide and homicide. The Institutional Context of PopulationChange cuts across numerous political and sociological topics, including political sociology, stratification, sex and gender, and aging. It persuasively shows the importance of public policies for understanding the demographic consequences of population change and the importance of demographic change for understanding the consequences of public policies
Tobacco industry and smoking by Fred C Pampel( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressing the many serious and controversial questions related to smoking in the United States, Tobacco Industry and Smoking is a useful guide through the various issues related to this complex topic. It provides information on the history of tobacco use and an examination of the legal issues related to cigarette smoking, including laws banning smoking in public bars and restaurants, as well as the responsibilities of cigarette makers. Striving to be objective, this new Library in a Book volume provides students and general readers with the resources necessary to define, understand, and research one of the most contentious topics in the United States today."--Jacket
Aging, social inequality, and public policy by Fred C Pampel( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred C. Pampel describes how age combines with other components of inequality by comparing the influence of group membership on social inequality before and after the life course transition to old age. He looks at the differences in public policy and how age inequality -- more than the other sources of inequality -- relates closely to government policies and studies other societies in which both age group differences and overall inequality differ from those in the United States. Pampel makes a comparison of the United States with other nations a central component of the book
Racial profiling by Fred C Pampel( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview and background of racial profiling that includes law enforcement, immigration, and anti-terrorism screening and includes reference resources and research guides as well as information on key Supreme Court cases
Drugs and sports by Fred C Pampel( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the controversy surrounding steroid and drug use by athletes, including a chronology, information on the legal ramifications of drug use, and a guide for further research
Progress against heart disease by Fred C Pampel( )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spotlights the amazing advances in medical treatment and lifestyle changes during the last three decades that have enabled millions of people to survive heart disease
Disaster response by Fred C Pampel( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is impossible to avoid the constant media barrage of reports detailing human-made and natural disasters and amplifying the threat of such disasters. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With the ever-present prospect of disaster from hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, landslides, drought, winter storms, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks, and chemical contamination, the role of government in protecting the population seems more important than ever. Disaster Response provides an overview of the history of the topic and issues surrounding it, ranging from natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, to terrorist attacks, such as those that occurred on September 11, 2001. Documents such as Disaster Assistance Available from FEMA and contemporary court cases such as Lyng, Secretary of Agriculture, et al. v. Payne, et al. are included. These and other documents provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for the future of disaster response."--Jacket
Rights of the elderly by Fred C Pampel( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Each volume of the Facts On File Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a first-stop research source on important current issues. Written clearly and carefully so that even the most complex aspects of the topic are easily understandable, the books give the reader the essential information to begin work, plus the research tools needed to delve more deeply into the issues. Each book includes a history of the subject, biographical information on important figures in the field, a complete annotated bibliography, and a carefully designed index-everything the researcher needs to get down to work. The elderly have traditionally been a segment of the population treated with respect and veneration. Numerous societal changes, however, have raised practical concerns about how to best care for an aging population without overburdening younger and future generations. Necessities that many take for granted-employment, medical care, and housing-are often difficult for the elderly to obtain. Government programs such as Social Security and Medicare are constantly threatened by privatization. As baby boomers continue to retire, questions surrounding the rights of the elderly become more and more pronounced. Rights of the Elderly provides an overview of the history of this timely topic and opinions surrounding it, ranging from the Social Security Act of 1935 to the current activism of groups such as AARP and the Gray Panthers. Examining contemporary case studies such as Kathi Cooper, et al. v. IBM Personal Pension Plan and IBM Corporation and documents such as The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, this new volume provides multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this increasingly important issue while also projecting a course for the future of the rights of the elderly
Logistic regression : a primer by Fred C Pampel( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pampel's book offers readers the first "nuts and bolts" approach to doing logistic regression through the use of careful explanations and worked out examples. Pampel first offers readers a review of some basic concepts, such as exponents, percentage change, and likelihood functions. Next, he describes in some detail how taking the log of the odds eliminates the floor so that the transformation of logistic regression coefficients into coefficients that effect odds and probabilities makes more sense to readers. And, third, he describes maximum likelihood estimation through words and simple samples (along side of the formulas) so as to make the concept more concrete and the procedure easier to comprehend. Throughout the book, he emphasizes examples, explanations, and how to interpret the results of each procedure. This book will enable readers to use and understand logistic regression techniques and will serve as a foundation for more advanced treatments of the topic."--Pub. desc
Age, class, politics, and the welfare state by Fred C Pampel( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of the growth of welfare spending examines the relative impact of class and status groups versus demographic composition and political structures. Special attention is given to the role of the aged as representative of the importance of ascription and middle-class groups in welfare growth, and to the effect of welfare spending on income inequality. Aggregate cross-national data from the UN, ILO, and the World Bank are analysed and the conclusion is drawn that a large aged population, especially in combination with democratic political processes, is a direct and crucial influence on the level of welfare spending
Threats to food safety by Fred C Pampel( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one volume, all the essential tools: Overview of the topic, chronology of important events, glossary of terms, bibliographical listing, complete index, plus a fully annotated bibliography
Social change and the aged : recent trends in the United States by Fred C Pampel( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prescription drugs by Fred C Pampel( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the ethics of prescription drugs, including the possibility of overprescribing, prescription drug abuse, and multiple prescription drug interactions that may harm health
Sociological lives and ideas : an introduction to the classical theorists by Fred C Pampel( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their role in founding and defining the discipline of sociology, the field's classical theorists typically receive only cursory attention in standard introductory texts. Written specifically for undergraduate students, the supplemental text, Fred Pampel's Sociological Lives and Ideas brings to life the fundamental ideas of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, and George H. Mead by placing them in the context of each theorists' biography. By exploring the lives and times of these key figures, students will gain a richer understanding of their intellectual legacies, as well as of ways in which their work can be applied to current issues
International handbook on old-age insurance( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Integration of geographic, social, and economic preferences in retirement migration decision making( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamburg Transport Community : an example of coordination and integration in public transport by Fred C Pampel( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social indicator models of changes in the status of the aged : labor force, occupation, and income, 1947-1974 by Fred C Pampel( )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASA Rose Monographs by Fred C Pampel( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Drugs and sports
The institutional context of population change : patterns of fertility and mortality across high-income nationsTobacco industry and smokingAging, social inequality, and public policyRacial profilingDrugs and sportsProgress against heart diseaseDisaster responseRights of the elderly
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Pampel, F.

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