Using statistical analysis, this volume, originally published in 1925, examines the sociological aspects of the business cycle. It discusses which areas of social activity are influenced by the business cycle and measures the relative degree of this influence in each of the areas which are covered. Bringing together the work of economists and criminologists, this volume discusses topics such as births, deaths, poverty, crime, emigration and marriage in relation to business cycles.
Introduction. 1. The Problem and Its Setting 2. Critique of Previous Reearches into the Social Aspects of the Business Cycle Part 1: The Economists Part 2: The Criminologists Part 3: The Statisticians 3. Marriages and the Business Cycle 4. Births and the Business Cycle 5. Deaths and the Business Cycle 6. Pauperism and the Business Cycle 7. Alcoholism and the Business Cycle 8. Crime and the Business Cycle 9. Emigration and the Business Cycle 10. Summary. Appendix A: Methods 1. Secular Trend 2. Seasonal Variation 3. Comparison of Cyclical Fluctuations Appendix B: Tables.
Originally published between 1925 and 1997 the volumes in this set: Discuss the Impacts of Profitability, Business Cycles and the Capital Stock on Productivity; Evaluate various approaches to managing the uncertainty inherent in the future course of the interest rate cycle; Examine the combined effect of financial instability and industrial restructuring on postwar economic growth and recession in the US; Determine what statistical and other information is needed to formulate both the objects and the means of government economic policy; Ask what theoretical tools should be used in order to clarify the issues of economic policy; Examine the sociological aspects of the business cycle.