Canadian Social Structure

Canadian Social Structure: A Statistical Profile

COMPILED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTARY BY JOHN PORTER
Copyright Date: 1967
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7zt1hk
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    Canadian Social Structure
    Book Description:

    As well as statistical tables, the author has provided a fascinating introduction to the problem of working with statistics and a detailed commentary on the selection of the tables.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-9513-2
    Subjects: Sociology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[iv])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [v]-[v])
  3. Preface
    (pp. [vi]-[vi])
    JOHN PORTER
  4. Introduction: Working with Statistics
    (pp. 1-7)

    Statistical tables are like skeletons. Perhaps that is the reason so many people view them with awe. They are like skeletons because they outline the framework of very complex systems of social life. Like other complex systems, societies are composed of sets of interrelated structures. For societies these structures involve human actions and interactions. Human beings with their needs, satisfactions, frustrations and values are the flesh and blood of the social framework, and it is their social behaviour which is the subject matter of sociology. Consequently, just as our knowledge of bodily structures would be limited if investigation were confined...

  5. A Commentary on the Tables
    (pp. 9-38)

    Human society is a collection of people bound together by a set of ordered relationships and sharing common values. Clearly, the size, age and sex composition, and geographic distribution of a society’s population will have an important bearing on what the society can do. At the same time, human resources are more than sheer numbers; it is only when members of a society have been trained to take on the many tasks that are necessary to keep the society going that they constitute a human resource in the real sense.

    The tables in Section A show how the Canadian population...

  6. TABLES ON CANADIAN SOCIETY
  7. LIST OF TABLES
    (pp. 154-159)
  8. Back Matter
    (pp. 160-163)