ISSN 1556-6757















Volume 2, Issue 1, 2012

Perceptions of Workforce Re-entry, Career Progression, and Lost Income Among Stay-at-Home Moms and Stay-at-Home Dads.

Michael C. Helford, Susan M. Stewart, Melissa L. Gruys, Robert A. Frank

This study utilized completed questionnaires from 602 stay-at-home mothers and 423 stay-at-home fathers to test relationships between perceptions of workforce re-entry, career progression, estimated lost income due to staying home, parenting factors, and demographic variables. Results show that stay-at-home fathers were more concerned about workforce re-entry than stay-at-home mothers. In contrast, stay-at-home fathers were less concerned about career progress than the mothers, reporting that their leave would have a less detrimental impact upon their career progress than the mothers. Furthermore, stay-at-home fathers estimated that they lost more income than the mothers. Additional results, limitations, and implications are addressed. Full Article


American Indian Entrepreneurship: A Case for Sustainability
Charles Harrington

Native Americans have experienced major changes, both positive and negative, in their economic circumstances over the past few decades. As with other racial and ethnic groups, economic opportunity and prosperity are major drivers to the social, educational, and political stability of Native Americans. And while American Indian entrepreneurs face multiple challenges in their pursuit of small business ownership and entrepreneurship, conditions can be established and sustained by which nascent and existing American Indian entrepreneurs can be successful. Full Article