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Quantifying the world : UN ideas and statistics

Author: Michael Ward
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
Series: United Nations intellectual history project.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Good data, Michael Ward argues, serve to enhance a perception about life as well as to deepen an understanding of reality. This history of the UN's role in fostering international statistics in the post-war period demonstrates how statistics have shaped our understanding of the world. Drawing on well over 40 years of experience working as a statistician and economist in more than two dozen countries around the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ward, Michael.
Quantifying the world.
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003023831
(OCoLC)53398164
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ward
ISBN: 025311084X 9780253110848 1282071483 9781282071483
OCLC Number: 62585540
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prologue --
Ideas and statistics : an introduction --
The economic dimension --
The social dimension --
The environmental dimension --
Other statistical dimensions --
Epilogue: Success, missed opportunities, and the continuing agenda in statistics.
Series Title: United Nations intellectual history project.
Responsibility: Michael Ward.

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Explores the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of the UN's statistical work and how each dimension has provided opportunities for describing the well-being of the world community. This  Read more...
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