Publications of the American Statistical Association, Volume 1

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American Statistical Association, 1889 - Electronic journals

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Page 157 - Report on the Mining Industries of the United States (exclusive of the Precious Metals), with Special Investigation into the Iron Resources of the Republic, and into the Cretaceous Coals of the Northwest, by Raphael Pumpelly.
Page 131 - a people who instituted the statistics of their country on the very day when they founded their government, and who regulated by the same instrument the census of inhabitants, their civil and political rights, and the destinies of the nation."* Since 1790 the United States has counted its population once every decade.
Page 133 - is a modern practice ; the ancient method was to guess;" and the ambitious people of the young republic seemed to have guessed much too high.
Page 279 - ... year; married within the year; profession, occupation, or trade; number of months unemployed during census year; whether person is sick or temporarily disabled so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties; if so, what is the sickness or disability; whether blind, deaf and dumb, idiotic, insane, maimed, crippled or bedridden; attended school within the year; ability to read and write; place of birth of person, father, and mother.
Page 132 - And the marshals respectively shall, on or before the first day of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, transmit to the President of the United States, the aggregate amount of each description of persons within their respective districts.
Page 193 - To the rich the very poor are a sentimental interest : to the poor they are a crushing load. The poverty of the poor is mainly the result of the competition of the very poor.
Page 195 - ... one-third, of the cases actually treated were in need of that material assistance for which no offices of friendly counsel or restraint could compensate. The logical application of this generalization to the whole country is that two-thirds of its real or simulated destitution could be wiped out by a more perfect adjustment of the supply and demand for labor and a more vigorous and enlightened police administration.
Page 134 - Congress two memorials" which were communicated to the Senate January 10, 1800. One of these memorials, that of the American Philosophical Society, was signed by Thomas Jefferson as its president, and begged leave to submit to the wisdom of the legislature the expediency of requiring, in addition to the table of population, as in the former act, "others presenting a more detailed view of the inhabitants of the United States, under several different aspects...
Page 193 - It may not be too much to say that, if the whole of class B were swept out of existence, all the work they do could be done, together with their own work, by the men, women, and children of classes C and D ; that all they earn and all...
Page 188 - Class C' — Intermittent earnings — numbering nearly 75,000, or about 8 per cent of the population, are more than any others the victims of competition, and on them falls with particular severity the weight of recurrent depressions of trade.

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