The American Journal of Economics and Sociology

The American Journal of Economics and Sociology publishes scholarly essays in the social sciences, with an emphasis on the intersection of sociology and economics. Also included are book reviews and profiles of historical figures.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 3, July

Differences in Returns to Education: An Analysis by Race
I Introduction INVESTMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL has been a subject of considerable interest to economists. The returns to education have a bearing on the quantity of investment undertaken in this area. Productivity and social justice are involved. This...
Disseminating Scholarly Output: The Case for Eliminating the Exclusivity of Journal Submissions
I Introduction SCHOLARLY JOURNALS are the mainstays of scientific communication, and publication in them by academicians is the primary route to promotion, tenure, salary increases, recognition and mobility. The scrutiny and assessment of the publication...
Henry George, Sun Yat-Sen and China: More Than Land Policy Was Involved
I Introduction SUN YAT-SEN (1866-1925) played a major role in modern Chinese political history. He helped to overthrow the monarchy in 1911-12, was the first president of the new Chinese republic (if only provisionally) and was a major founder of the...
Locating Hazardous Waste Facilities: The Influence of NIMBY Beliefs
I Introduction THE NEGATIVE REACTION to plans regarding the siting of hazardous waste disposal facilities is now well known. The Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) syndrome has been documented by a growing stream of literature (O'Hare 1977; Peelle and Ellis,...
Political, Ideological and Economic Determinants of Abortion Position: An Empirical Analysis of State Legislatures and Governors
I Introduction THE U.S. SUPREME COURT'S 1973 Roe v Wade decision, that interpreted the constitutional right to privacy to include a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy, gave rise to perhaps the most intense, divisive debate in the U.S. today. The...
Reducing Tax Obstacles to Economic Progress: An Address
I The Vision of Henry George NO TAX ON LABOR. No tax on man-made capital. Government to be financed from the fruits of land--land, the product of nature, not of human effort or thrift! Land which will continue to serve no matter how much of the production...
Simultaneous Multiple Journal Submissions: The Case Against
I Introduction ACADEMIC JOURNALS serve several important scientific functions. First and foremost, they are a record of professional dialogue, advance, and knowledge (Zuckerman and Merton, 1971; Ziman, 1976, 99ff.). As Zinam (1968, 109) notes, "the...
The Eisenhower Administration and the Demise of GATT: Dancing with Pandora
Introduction THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT formally agreed, on January 16, 1957, to "voluntarily" restrict its exports of cotton textiles and apparel to the United States. According to a number of scholars and political analysts, this first, postwar, voluntary...
Toward Monetary Union of the European Community: History and Experiences of the European Monetary System
I Introduction ACCORDING TO THE SINGLE EUROPEAN ACT, the legal document formalizing the Single Market Program, the European Community (EC) shall adopt measures with the aim of progressively establishing an integrated internal market in which the free...
Voting with One's Feet: An Empirical Analysis of Public Welfare and Migration of the American Indian, 1985-1990
I Introduction SEVERAL YEARS AGO, Charles M. Tiebout (1956, 418) hypothesized that: . . . the consumer-voter may be viewed as picking that community which best satisfies his preference pattern for public goods . . . the consumer-voter moves to that...

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