Complexity in Society: From Indicators Construction to their Synthesis

  • Filomena Maggino

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Conceptual Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alberto Peruzzi
      Pages 3-50
  3. Methodological Issues

  4. Technical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Matteo Mazziotta, Adriano Pareto
      Pages 159-191
    3. Michela Gnaldi, Simone Del Sarto, Filomena Maggino
      Pages 213-227
  5. Particular Experiences

About this book


This volume discusses the many recent significant developments, and identifies important problems, in the field of social indicators. In the last ten years the methodology of multivariate analysis and synthetic indicators construction significantly developed. In particular, starting from the classical theory of composite indicators many interesting approaches have been developed to overcome the weaknesses of composites. This volume focuses on these recent developments in synthesizing indicators, and more generally, in quantifying complex phenomena.


Developing indicators and managing the complexity From Indicators to their Synthesis Knowledge needs in a complex and dynamic world Scalability of Composite Indices communication of synthetic indicators in socio-economics the composite indicators approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Filomena Maggino
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze StatisticheSapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60593-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60595-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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