Over the past years, the phenomenon of male to female child preferences has persisted in several parts of the world. However in places like Africa, the bias between male to female child preference occurs to be more pronounced as most people consider the male child as the crowning glory in African marriages.And as a result, … Continue reading The Male to Female Child Preferences in African Homes,its Implications and the way forward.
In order to prevent the spread of the current pandemic, public transport has been reduced substantially. This challenges many people who still need to get around the city. Many work in jobs relevant to the system such as health and care providers. Others need to buy food. Staying mobile is highly important and especially in … Continue reading Cycling is the future of urban mobility – and an effective response to crisis
Attitudes are individual, subjective assessments of social issues and are related to certain personal positions, e.g. attitudes towards black individuals performances at school. Attitudes are often associated with stereotypes and perform four essential functions. First, they serve as self-esteem protection while attitudes maintain or defend self-worth against negative emotions. For example, expressing negative attitudes towards … Continue reading Stereotype Threat: From Attitudes and Stereotypes to Sustainable Coexistence
Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes its World Health Statistics Report. Mortality rates of children show that newborns are at highest risk not to survive. The newest numbers reveal that in 2018, 47% of under-five deaths occurred within the first 28 days of life, also called the neonatal period. The situation for newborns … Continue reading Saving lives of newborns
Anti-frizz shampoos, whitening therapy toothpaste, body lotion, which makes your skin soft– there’s nothing, that drugstores don’t offer its’ customers. No matter which beauty “problem“ arises – there will always immediately be a perfect beauty product-solution. Sounds great and there’s no catch in it? There absolutely is. The major part of shampoos, shower gels & … Continue reading Between beautiful hair & contaminated ocean: how the app CodeCheck wants to encourage people to consume more sustainable products
In recent years discussions about traffic flows came more and more in the focus of political discussions. The German government has acknowledged that a sustainable traffic infrastructure is necessary for fighting climate change (Bergk et al. 2017, p. 25). Contrary to these objectives the shares of transport sectors in traffic volume changed little between 2000 … Continue reading Covid-19 and sustainable traffic flows
The worldwide spread of coronavirus led to curious side effects: As more and more governments advised people to reduce their movements to limit the expansion of Covid-19 the globe saw thousands of people rush to the supermarkets and clear whole shelves of groceries and hygiene products in record time. How could this behavior be explained?
Since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2-related disease COVID-19 the Earth seems to stop spinning. Rapidly evolving into a global pandemic, the virus became a clinical threat for the general population due to the risk of human-to-human transmissions through droplets or direct contact (Lai et al., 2020; Li et al., 2020). Apart from a few exceptions like … Continue reading The Unexpected Motivator – Sustainable Behavior as an Outcome of COVID-19?
Traveling is the thing to do at the moment. If we believe the pictures on Instagram everyone is traveling all the time and to the most exotic places. Influencers and travel blogger are telling you that you need to travel far away and which ten best places to visit next. Being able to travel constantly … Continue reading The Downsides of Tourism and How to Travel Better
Source: UNHCR (2014). The ongoing war in the Syrian Arab Republic accounts for approximately 5.6 million Syrian refugees worldwide (UNHCR 2019a). With the protracted nature of the conflict, forced migration has become one of the most pressing regional and global issues of our present times (Freedman et al. 2017). Jordan is one of the countries … Continue reading Syrian refugee women caught between patriarchy and new responsibilities: How being the female head of a household in Jordan determines expectations towards daughters.