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Author Dale, Andrew I.

Title Arthur L Bowley : a Pioneer in Modern Statistics and Economics / Andrew I. Dale, Samuel Kotz
Published Singapore : World Scientific, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 525 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Biography. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Education. 1.3. Early career, family & friends. 1.4. Later career. 1.5. Professional activities. 1.6. Retirement -- 2. Social statistics. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Livelihood and poverty. 2.3. Measurement of social phenomena. 2.4. Has poverty diminished? 2.5. New survey of London life and labour. 2.6. Consequences of the Great War. 2.7. Aspects of population tendency -- 3. National and official statistics. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Early papers. 3.3. Statistical studies relating to national progress. 3.4. Official statistics. 3.5. National income -- 4. Wages and incomes. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Early papers. 4.3 Wages in the United Kingdom. 4.4. Prices and wages, 1914-1920. 4.5. Wages and income since 1860. 4.6. RSS presidential address -- 5. Miscellaneous books. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. England's foreign trade. 5.3. British trade in wartime. 5.4. The third winter of unemployment. 5.5. Is unemployment inevitable? 5.6. Economic census of India -- 6. Statistical papers. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Averages. 6.3. On goodness-of-fit. 6.4. The double median. 6.5. Inference from sample to population. 6.6. Statistics in economics -- 7. Statistical books. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Elements of statistics. 7.3. Groups and series. 7.4. An elementary manual of statistics -- 8. Index numbers. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Papers on index numbers. 8.3. Other indices -- 9. Sampling. 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. Representative sampling. 9.3. Bowley's memorandum on sampling. 9.4. The application of sampling -- 10. Economics. 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Economic statistics. 10.3. Mathematical groundwork -- 11. Mathematics. 11.1. Introduction. 11.2. Kinetic energy. 11.3. Mathematics in statistics. 11.4. Pure mathematics -- 12. Miscellaneous. 12.1. Introduction. 12.2. Obituaries and reviews. 12.3. Demography. 12.4. The economic service. 12.5. The Dock Labour inquiry. 12.6. International housing statistics
Summary The giants in this field around that time were largely concentrated in the British Isles and Scandinavian countries; among these contributors, Arthur Bowley was one of the most active in revolutionizing statistical methodology and its economic applications. However, Bowley has been vastly undervalued by subsequent commentators - while hundreds of articles and books have been written on Karl Pearson, those on Arthur Bowley amount to a dozen or less. This book seeks to remedy this and fill in an important omission in the monographical literature on the history of statistics. In particular, the recent resurgence of interest in poverty research has led to a renewed interest in Bowley's legacy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Bowley, A. L. (Arthur Lyon), 1869-1957.
Economics -- Statistical methods.
Mathematical statistics.
Social sciences -- Statistical methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Kotz, Samuel.
ISBN 9789812835512 (electronic bk.)
9812835512 (electronic bk.)