Nineteenth Century Society
By (author) E. A. Wrigley
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Nineteenth Century Society by E. A. Wrigley
Book DescriptionThe aim of this book is to demonstrate both the difficulties and the opportunities which the accumulation of statistical information in economically advanced countries offers for studying nineteenth-century society in depth. The chief emphasis is upon quantitative methods of analysis. The main focus of the attention is the census - what information was required on census night; how the information was collected; how accurately and completely population characteristics were recorded, the problems which arise in attempting to use either the published census volumes or the enumerators' books; and the techniques which have proved useful in analysis. Related topics covered include the study of family structure, the use of information about occupation, the measurement of migration, criminal statistics, educational provision and sampling in historical research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521073301
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author E. A. Wrigley
Path to Sustained Growth, Paperback (January 2016)
Charts Britain's transformation from the European periphery to a global economic power from the reign of Elizabeth I to Victoria.
Early English Censuses, Hardback (September 2011)
The censuses from the first half of the nineteenth century provided invaluable information about English economy and society. This new edition corrects earlier errors and omissions, in particular to make good the failure to record men in the armed forces and at sea. An accompanying CD contains the largest data tables.
Energy and the English Industrial Revolution, Paperback (August 2010)
This book explains how new sources of energy increased productivity, thereby transforming industry and changing England permanently and fundamentally.
Industrial Growth and Population Change, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by E. A. Wrigley
Industrial Growth and Population Change deliberately strays across the conventional boundaries of social scientific analysis, embracing economic history, historical geography, demography and sociology.
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