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    Study on U.S. Parents’ Divisions of Labor During COVID-19: Wave 3
    (2023-10-25) Carlson, Daniel L.; Petts, Richard J.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered family life in the United States. Over the long duration of the pandemic, parents had to adapt to shifting work conditions, virtual schooling, the closure of daycare facilities, and the stress of not only managing households without domestic and care supports but also worrying that family members may contract the novel coronavirus. Reports early in the pandemic suggest that these burdens have fallen disproportionately on mothers, creating concerns about the long-term implications of the pandemic for gender inequality and mothers’ well-being. Nevertheless, less is known about how parents’ engagement in domestic labor and paid work has changed throughout the pandemic and beyond, what factors may be driving these changes, and what the long-term consequences of the pandemic may be for the gendered division of labor and gender inequality more generally. The Study on U.S. Parents’ Divisions of Labor During COVID-19 (SPDLC) collects longitudinal survey data from partnered U.S. parents that can be used to assess changes in parents’ divisions of domestic labor, divisions of paid labor, and well-being throughout and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of SPDLC is to understand both the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic for the gendered division of labor, work-family issues, and broader patterns of gender inequality. Survey data for this study is collected using Prolifc (www.prolific.co), an opt-in online platform designed to facilitate scientific research. The sample is comprised U.S. adults who were residing with a romantic partner and at least one biological child (at the time of entry into the study). In each survey, parents answer questions about both themselves and their partners. Wave 1 of the SPDLC was conducted in April 2020, and parents who participated in Wave 1 were asked about their division of labor both prior to (i.e., early March 2020) and one month after the pandemic began. Wave 2 of the SPDLC was collected in November 2020. Parents who participated in Wave 1 were invited to participate again in Wave 2, and a new cohort of parents was also recruited to participate in the Wave 2 survey. Wave 3 of SPDLC was collected in October 2021. Parents who participated in either of the first two waves were invited to participate again in Wave 3, and another new cohort of parents was also recruited to participate in the Wave 3 survey. Wave 4 of the SPDLC was collected in October 2022. Parents who participated in either of the first three waves were invited to participate again in Wave 4, and another new cohort of parents was also recruited to participate in the Wave 4 survey. This research design (follow-up survey of panelists and new cross-section of parents at each wave) will continue through 2024, culminating in six waves of data spanning the period from March 2020 through October 2024. An estimated total of approximately 6,500 parents will be surveyed at least once throughout the duration of the study. SPDLC data will be released to the public two years after data is collected; Waves 1-3 are currently publicly available. Wave 4 will be publicly available in October 2024, with subsequent waves becoming available yearly. Data will be available to download in both SPSS (.sav) and Stata (.dta) formats, and the following data files will be available: (1) a data file for each individual wave, which contains responses from all participants in that wave of data collection, (2) a longitudinal panel data file, which contains longitudinal follow-up data from all available waves, and (3) a repeated cross-section data file, which contains the repeated cross-section data (from new respondents at each wave) from all available waves. Codebooks for each survey wave and a detailed user guide describing the data are also available.
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    Critical care and nursing: analyzing case studies
    (2022-12) Rainey, LeAndrea; Siela, Debra
    In my thesis I will be reflecting on my clinical journey in critical care setting and how the care provided and witnessed during these last eight weeks will impact the care I provide as a nurse. I have written five 8-10 page case studies on four different patients in the critical care setting this fall. One case study (number 3) is about Rapid Response nursing and the importance of it. The following topics will be analyzed and addressed on each patient throughout the paper. The topics are: Patient History (description of past medical history of the patient), Course of Illness (the reason why they are currently in the hospital), Pathophysiology (how did the patient’s illness happened), Assessment (physical findings, vital signs, observation and subjective findings), Diagnostics (lab results), Nursing Diagnosis and Interventions (what the nurses did to keep the patient alive), Drug and medical Interventions (how drugs work in the body), Patient Safety (guidelines and competencies that were followed to keep the patient safe), Interpretation, Analysis, and Synthesis (summary and my rationale for clinical judgements).
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    La(identidad): a celebration of 10 Afro-Latinx artists
    (2022-12) Zumbaugh, Ella; Geyer, Charlie
    My Creative Project titled Afro-La(identidad): A Celebration of 10 Afro-Latinx Artists is a picture-book style biographical report in both English and Spanish on Celia Cruz (assumed she/her), Miguel (he/him), Pop Smoke (he/him), Rico Nasty (she/her), Clotilde Jiménez (he/him), Nicolás Guillén (assumed he/him), Felipe Luciano (he/him), Ariana Brown (she/they), Elizabeth Acevedo (she/her) and Reinaldo Marcus-Green (he/him). This project includes information about these various kinds of artists as well as explanations on how their Afro-Latinx identity factors into their work, how they have impacted their communities and how their art has impacted the world. These decorated pages will include images of the artists, a short biography with the artists’ impact, and a visual representation of their art and personhood. This project seeks to bring representation to Afro-Latinx artists, showcase unique perspectives and art, as well as fight back against oppressive constructions of race, gender and sexuality.
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    A midwestern tavern of high repute: nineteenth-century ceramics and socioeconomic status at the Mansion House Hotel of Centerville, Indiana
    (2022-12) Weinert, Douglas; Blom, Robin
    A relative dearth of archaeological data concerning the lifeways of midwestern taverns in the nineteenth-century has led to the assessment of a previously untested claim to high socioeconomic status by the 1830s Mansion House Hotel of Centerville, Indiana as a means to illuminate tavern lifeways. Such socioeconomic status can be revealed through comparison of the Mansion House to the historical record of taverns as well as through its ceramic collection. By means of cataloging, ceramics were classified and ranked by decoration along with consideration for their ware types, function, and forms. The majority of the collection analyzed was found to be within the highest tier of decoration for nineteenth-century ceramics as well as predominately tableware-related. This suggests that the Mansion House was a high-status establishment whose main method of status display may have been its meal and table services.

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