2) Skeptics question what should be counted as social capital and how social capital should be measured, let alone the scantiness
of available data (see Solow in Dasgupta and Serageldin 2000).
After the match came further pleasures in the form of a dinner and a trip to the world-famous Follies Bergere, recorded in the club annals as being "a magnificent spectacle of scenery and costumes, in varying degrees of scantiness
However, the court has already displayed a regrettable scantiness
of courage in upholding the constitution against the invasions which the emergency provisions make by failing to provide remedy even for rights that have not been suspended.
What is more, the extent to which one is subjectively convinced of the correctness of such a "completed" image stands in curious disproportion to the scantiness
of the information provided (Jahnke 69, Jones 88).
Back in '62, though, such scantiness
was still rare and her appearance from the sea, like some kind of mythical siren, just takes your breath away.
Moreover, Rauschenbush reminded the Congress that no claim to a single polity, Methodist, Presbyterian Catholic, or otherwise, would stand the scantiness
In a Christmas Eve message to Iraqis he said, ``As much as Iraq loves life, its people are ready for martyrdom in the defence of its land and air space, its scantiness
No absolute certainty can be reached in this field, given the extreme scantiness
of the available sources.
It is best known for the scantiness
of its bikinis, the antics of its Carnaval revelries, the thievery of its ruling class and the skill of its soccer players.
One striking feature of research on drug policy is its scantiness
Tabucchi seems conscious of the scantiness
of his thesis, because he tries to justify it by using a rather bizarre and ironic image, typical of his poetic writing.
In Heathen Gods in Old English Literature, Richard North has produced an ambitious, learned, and timely contribution to a field understandably neglected since Eric Stanley's The Search for Anglo-Saxon Paganism, an influential expose of the questionable motives of some early researchers in the field, added to the already powerful deterrent effect of the scantiness
and obscurity of the surviving evidence.
He commented: "The circumstance of being so ill-paid has resulted partly from the wretched habits of the country; but more especially from the uncommon scantiness
of last year's crop.
Authors who addressed the middle class provided a new more practical reason: one's manners are influenced by the company one keeps, and good manners "are not to be expected, where the scantiness
of fortune has absolutely excluded the means of education.
For women who maintain families, the scantiness
, both in frequency and amount, of child support payments has now been documented by periodic studies which show, among other things, that in about 13 percent of such cases poor families would not be poor if absent fathers made the child support payments awarded or agreed to.