Disciplining Statistics: Demography and Vital Statistics in France and England, 1830-1885
In Disciplining Statistics Libby Schweber compares the science of population statistics in England and France during the nineteenth century, demonstrating radical differences in the interpretation and use of statistical knowledge. Through a comparison of vital statistics and demography, Schweber describes how the English government embraced statistics, using probabilistic...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Duke University Press Books
(first published 2006)
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