Essays on the Family and Historical Change

Texas A&M University Press
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In recent years a growing number of scholars have used the family as a prism through which to view historical change. The ways in which people cope with their world have always been reflected in familial decisions. Thus, a focus on the family has allowed historians the clearest view of the dynamic relationship between the people of the past and the evolution of society and the economy. These five essays combine the economics and values of the family, two elements whose separation has been an impediment to our best understanding of its history.

The ways in which people cope with their circumstances have always been reflected in familial decisions. These five essays combine the economics and values of the family.

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Dr. David M. Levine is Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Baruch College (City University of New York). He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees in Statistics from City College of New York and a Ph.D. degree from New York University in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He is nationally recognized as a leading innovator in statistics education and is the co-author of 14 books, including numerous best-selling statistics textbooks. He also has co-authored several books that focus on Six Sigma and Quality Management. He is also the author of Video Review of Statistics and Video Review of Probability, both published by Video Aided Instruction. He has published articles in various journals, including Psychometrika, The American Statistician, Communications in Statistics, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Journal of Systems Management, Quality Progress, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and The American Anthropologist. Dr. Levine has given numerous talks at Decision Sciences, American Statistical Association, and Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business conferences. He has also received several awards for outstanding teaching and curriculum development from Baruch College.

Leslie Page Moch is Professor of History at Michigan State University. She is the author of books including The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris and Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650.

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Publisher
Texas A&M University Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 1983
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Pages
152
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ISBN
9780890961513
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / General
History / World
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