© 1980

North American Social Report

A Comparative Study of the Quality of Life in Canada and the USA from 1964 to 1974


Part of the Crime, Justice, and Politics book series (SSIR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alex C. Michalos
    Pages 1-150
  3. Alex C. Michalos
    Pages 151-244
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-252

About this book


For readers who intend to read this volume without reading the first, some in­ troductory remarks are in order about the scope of the work and the strategy used in all five volumes to measure the quality of life. In the frrst chapter of Volume I, I reviewed the relevant recent literature on social indicators and so­ cial reporting, and explained all the general difficulties involved in such work. It would be redundant to repeat that discussion here, but there are some fundamental points that are worth mentioning. Readers who fmd this account too brief should consult the longer discussion. The basic question that will be answered in this work is this: Is there a difference in the quality of life in Canada and the United States of America, and if so, in which country is it better? Alternatively, one could put the question thus: If one individual were randomly selected out of Canada and another out of the United States, would there be important qualitative differences, and if so, which one would probably be better om To simplify matters, I often use the terms Canadian' and 'American' as abbreviations for 'a randomly selected resident' of Canada or the United States, respec­ tively.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of GuelphOntarioCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title North American Social Report
  • Book Subtitle A Comparative Study of the Quality of Life in Canada and the USA from 1964 to 1974
  • Authors Alex C. Michalos
  • Series Title Crime, Justice, and Politics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-1085-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9002-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 267
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
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