Interpreting Official Statistics

Interpreting Official Statistics

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Interpreting Official Statistics examines the official statistics produced about the current state of British society. It documents some of the ways in which information has been suppressed, manipulated and misinterpreted since 1979. This invaluable guide is designed to help students know what figures are available, and to discover when and how politicians are misusing statistics. Data sets covered include: * Households below average income * Administrative and survey methods of unemployment and crime * Population census data on ethnicity * Data sources on women and work * Data on the relationship between class and health, and safety at work * New data sources on disability * Labour Force Survey.The mortality gradients resulting from grouping occupations in this way were regarded by Stevenson as a#39;an indication both of success ... among Stevensona#39;s criteria for locating occupations in social classes (Marsh 1988:272), a revised version of this scheme still remains a ... Even cases of notifiable diseases are recorded only if the sufferer seeks medical help, and are therefore subject to under-reporting.

Title:Interpreting Official Statistics
Author:Will Guy, Ruth Levitas
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-08-04


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