ERIC Number: ED405343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Concepts and Methods for Integrating Social and Economic Statistics on Health, Education and Housing. Studies in Methods Series F No. 40.
This report is one of a series of technical reports issued by the United Nations on integration and improvement of social, demographic, and related statistics and indicators. It notes that establishing detailed links between national accounts and balances and social statistics has proven to be unusually complex at the conceptual level. The applicability and usefulness in the social fields of internationally recommended concepts and classifications from economic statistics are explored, and the application of such concepts and classifications is discussed. Chapters I through IV deal with general questions of integrating economic and social statistics that are common to many fields of social concern. These include: (1) the general justification for integration; (2) the central importance of multipurpose classifications; (3) problems and possibilities for linkage between micro- and macro-data; and (4) technical issues involved in the use of statistics in social fields related to economic measurement. Chapters V through VII analyze practical problems of integration using actual available data as illustrations in the fields of health services, educational services, and housing and human settlements. Proposals for further work are summarized in Chapter VIII. (Contains five tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Classification, Data Analysis, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, International Studies, Research Methodology, Social Influences, Social Science Research, Statistics
United Nations, Sales Section, New York (sales no. E.86.XVII.23).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs.