Statistical Methods for Human Rights

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ISBN-13:
9780387728360
Veröffentl:
2007
Einband:
Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum:
14.12.2007
Seiten:
364
Autor:
Jana Asher
Gewicht:
552 g
Format:
235x155x19 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Human rights issues are shaping the modern world. They define the expectations by which nations are judged and affect the policy of governments, corporations, and foundations. Statistics is central to the modern perspective on human rights. It allows researchers to measure the effect of health care policies, the penetration of educational opportunity, and progress towards gender equality.This book describes the statistics that underlie the social science research in human rights. It includes case studies, methodology, and research papers that discuss the fundamental measurement issues.
Human rights issues are shaping the modern world. They define the expectations by which nations are judged and affect the policy of governments, corporations, and foundations. They have set the agenda in prosecutions at the International Criminal Court at the Hague, funding decisions by the International Monetary Fund, and corporate expansion programs by multinationals. Statistics is central to the modern perspective on human rights. It allows researchers to measure the effect of health care policies, the penetration of educational opportunity, and progress towards gender equality.
Statistical Thinking on Human Rights Topics.- The Statistics of Genocide.- Why Estimate Direct and Indirect Casualties from War? The Rule of Proportionality and Casualty Estimates.- Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis: Enhancing Human Rights Work.- Recent Projects.- Hidden in Plain Sight: X.X. Burials and the Desaparecidos in the Department of Guatemala, 1977-1986.- The Demography of Conflict-Related Mortality in Timor-Leste (1974-1999): Reflections on Empirical Quantitative Measurement of Civilian Killings, Disappearances, and Famine-Related Deaths.- Afghan Refugee Camp Surveys in Pakistan, 2002.- Metagora: An Experiment in the Measurement of Democratic Governance.- History and Future Possibilities.- Human Rights of Statisticians and Statistics of Human Rights: Early History of the American Statistical Association's Committee on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights.- Obtaining Evidence for the International Criminal Court Using Data and Quantitative Analysis.- New Issues in Human Rights Statistics.- Statistics and the Millennium Development Goals.- A FinalWord of Warning.- Using Population Data Systems to Target Vulnerable Population Subgroups and Individuals: Issues and Incidents.
This book describes the statistics that underlie the social science research in human rights. It includes case studies, methodology, and research papers that discuss the fundamental measurement issues.

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