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SOCIAL STATISTICS

Renáta Németh, Dávid Simon

ELTE

11. fejezet - Lecture 11: Social indicators

11. fejezet - Lecture 11: Social indicators

Contents

Introduction

Definitions and expectations

Types of indicators and indicator systems

Composite indices and the HDI (Human Development Index)

Poverty and income inequality indices

Introduction

Why do we need social indicators?

Where do we use these?

How could we define ’social indicator’?

So far we’ve seen indices that characterised some type of mathematical property (distribution, mean, deviation, relationships between variables) and we tried to ascribe some kind of social meaning to these indicators. In this chapter it’s vice versa: we shall see indices and indicators that do reflect some kind of a social scientific concept.