• Richard J. Estes
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 78)


Comparative research using the world as the focus of analysis is very complex and requires multiple levels of conceptual and methodological decisions to implement correctly. The study reported in this volume is one of more than 40 such studies that have been conducted by this author at the global, regional, subregional, and national levels of analysis. The majority of these studies have been identified in the reference sections of the book’s various chapters. The references identify the complexities of international comparative analysis and, at the same time, offer insights into the varied methodological solutions that other scholars may wish to consider.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Estes
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  1. 1.School of Social Policy & PracticeUniversity of PennsylvaniaNarberthUSA

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