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KENNETH C. LAND & ABBOTT L. FERRISS

In: 21st Century Sociology

Chapter 52: The Sociology of Social Indicators

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The Sociology of Social Indicators
The sociology of social indicators

Social indicators are statistical time series “used to monitor the social system, helping to identify changes and to guide intervention to alter the course of social change” (Ferriss 1988:601). Examples include unemployment rates, crime rates, estimates of life expectancy, health status indices, school enrollment ...

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