Darren E. Sherkat

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OBJECTIVE This study examined differences in the prevalence of dementia among Medicare beneficiaries by race and gender as well as racial differences in the effects of dementia on the use and costs of health care services. METHODS Data from a 5 percent random sample of Medicare beneficiaries in the state of Tennessee who filed claims between 1991 and 1993(More)
Wealth inequality is among the most extreme forms of stratifi cation in the United States, and upward wealth mobility is not common. Yet mobility is possible, and this paper takes advantage of trends among a unique group to explore the processes that generate mobility. I show that non-Hispanic whites raised in Roman Catholic families have been upwardly(More)
We describe and evaluate a group therapy program targeting depression among elderly residents (N=303) of subsidized high-rise apartments in Nashville, TN. This eclectic program was comprised of 12 sessions (a total of 24 hours) that included modules on exercise and preventive health behaviors, cognitive and re-motivation therapy, reminiscence and grief(More)
  • Ryan Guy Ceresola, RYAN CERESOLA, Darren Sherkat, Kelsy Kretschmer
  • 2014
It is clear that Social Movement Organizations (SMOs) aim to recruit and retain members, and most do so by promoting some sort of collective identity formation. What is unclear, however, is the role of extrinsic rewards in promoting collective identity formation in SMO members. To address this issue, I use AmeriCorps to investigate the consequences(More)
This work builds on Verta Taylor's theory on social movement continuity to explain abeyance structures within total institutions. The work is grounded in the reinterpretation of Doug McAdam's data from Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency (1982) and in new data on the Black Catholic Rights movement from 1968 to the 1990s. Together these(More)
This study examines how media consumption and social capital impact civic participation. Although several studies have been conducted on the issue of media effects and social capital, mostly in the area of political participation, fewer studies have explored their impact on civic participation. This study therefore expands the literature on the issue of(More)
The present study examined the effects of social bond factors on delinquency. They were examined in the whole sample and various subgroups of adolescents based on their gender, race/ethnicity, and both gender and race/ethnicity, in order to see how social bond factors might be differently related to delinquency among these subgroups. The findings showed(More)
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