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1. Evans, Elizabeth D. Examining public administrators perceptions of welfare policy performance.

Degree: PhD, Political Science and Public Administration, 2012, Mississippi State University

Efforts to meet the needs of poverty stricken Americans have resulted in the passage of numerous federal and state policies. Current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policy emphasizes sharing the responsibility for meeting citizens needs through partnerships with those in poverty. Such reforms challenge local administrators to define and assess the terms of welfare policy reform success. This studys adaptation of the theory of positionality examines how position in public organizations can inform employees views of welfare policy performances. Specifically, it seeks to determine if the type of administrative responsibility and interaction (positionality) with citizens leads to differing views of performance policy success, needed policy reforms, and varying views on the importance of including welfare clients in welfare policy reform discussions, development and evaluation. The study finds that current TANF policy is effective at meeting clients needs, but administrators differ in how they define and apply self-sufficiency, and they are not supportive of involving clients in the administration of welfare policies. Advisors/Committee Members: Barbara Patrick (chair), Gerald A. Emison (committee member), Stephen Shaffer (committee member), William M. Wiseman (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Mississippi; County Administrators; policy performance; Self-Sufficiency; Poverty; Welfare; TANF

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APA (6th Edition):

Evans, E. D. (2012). Examining public administrators perceptions of welfare policy performance. (Doctoral Dissertation). Mississippi State University. Retrieved from http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-09042012-111910/ ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Evans, Elizabeth D. “Examining public administrators perceptions of welfare policy performance.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, Mississippi State University. Accessed July 20, 2019. http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-09042012-111910/ ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Evans, Elizabeth D. “Examining public administrators perceptions of welfare policy performance.” 2012. Web. 20 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Evans ED. Examining public administrators perceptions of welfare policy performance. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2012. [cited 2019 Jul 20]. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-09042012-111910/ ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Evans ED. Examining public administrators perceptions of welfare policy performance. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2012. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-09042012-111910/ ;

2. Dickerson, Bradley Thomas. MEASURING THE SALIENCE OF THE ECONOMY: THE EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON VOTER PERCEPTIONS AND TURNOUT IN MISSISSIPPI.

Degree: MA, Political Science and Public Administration, 2011, Mississippi State University

Past studies concerning the effects of economic conditions on voter perceptions have tended to generalize their findings to the entire national electorate. Such generalizations fail to account for the different ideologies, lifestyles, and economic conditions that exist from state to state. In the current study, I compare the effects of subjective financial evaluations with the effects of objective economic indicators on voter perceptions and turnout in the state of Mississippi. The purpose is to determine the extent to which past findings on the national level hold up on the state level, with Mississippi as the subject of analysis. Using data from the Mississippi Poll and employing a logistic regression method, the findings show that Mississippian‟s perceptions of political figures are more strongly influenced by subjective financial evaluations. Voter turnout, on the other hand, was more strongly influenced by objective economic indicators than personal financial satisfaction. Advisors/Committee Members: Mary McThomas (chair), Rob Mellen, Jr. (committee member), Stephen Shaffer (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: economy; voter turnout; logistic regression; elections

…Science Research Center at Mississippi State University. Political science undergraduate… …Poll, conducted at Mississippi State University's Social Science Research Center. Note… …Poll, conducted at Mississippi State University's Social Science Research Center. Note… …196*** Source: Mississippi Poll, conducted at Mississippi State University's Social… …Poll, conducted at Mississippi State University‟s Social Science Research Center. Note… 

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Dickerson, B. T. (2011). MEASURING THE SALIENCE OF THE ECONOMY: THE EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON VOTER PERCEPTIONS AND TURNOUT IN MISSISSIPPI. (Masters Thesis). Mississippi State University. Retrieved from http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07062011-111717/ ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dickerson, Bradley Thomas. “MEASURING THE SALIENCE OF THE ECONOMY: THE EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON VOTER PERCEPTIONS AND TURNOUT IN MISSISSIPPI.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Mississippi State University. Accessed July 20, 2019. http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07062011-111717/ ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dickerson, Bradley Thomas. “MEASURING THE SALIENCE OF THE ECONOMY: THE EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON VOTER PERCEPTIONS AND TURNOUT IN MISSISSIPPI.” 2011. Web. 20 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Dickerson BT. MEASURING THE SALIENCE OF THE ECONOMY: THE EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON VOTER PERCEPTIONS AND TURNOUT IN MISSISSIPPI. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Mississippi State University; 2011. [cited 2019 Jul 20]. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07062011-111717/ ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Dickerson BT. MEASURING THE SALIENCE OF THE ECONOMY: THE EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON VOTER PERCEPTIONS AND TURNOUT IN MISSISSIPPI. [Masters Thesis]. Mississippi State University; 2011. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07062011-111717/ ;

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