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The Resource Running the numbers : a practical guide to regional economic and social analysis, John Quinterno

Running the numbers : a practical guide to regional economic and social analysis, John Quinterno

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Running the numbers : a practical guide to regional economic and social analysis
Title
Running the numbers
Title remainder
a practical guide to regional economic and social analysis
Statement of responsibility
John Quinterno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Through the use of practical examples and a plainspoken narrative style, Running the Numbers demystifies data concepts, sources, and methods for public service professionals interested in understanding economic and social issues at the regional level. By blending elements of a general interest book, a textbook, and a reference book, Running the Numbers equips civic leaders, public administrators, urban planners, nonprofit executives, philanthropists, journalists, and graduate students in various public affairs disciplines to wield social and economic data for the benefit of their communities. While numerous books about quantitative research exist, few focus specifically on the public sector. Running the Numbers, in contrast, explores a wide array of topics of regional importance, including economic output, demographics, business structure, labor markets, and income, among many others. To that end, the book stresses practical applications, minimizes the use of math, and employs extended, chapter-length examples that demonstrate how analytical tools can illuminate the social and economic workings of actual American regions."--Back cover
  • Through use of practical examples and a plainspoken narrative style that minimizes the use of math, this book demystifies data concepts, sources, and methods for public service professionals interested in understanding economic and social issues at the regional level. By blending elements of a general interest book, a textbook, and a reference book, it equips civic leaders, public administrators, urban planners, nonprofit executives, philanthropists, journalists, and graduate students in various public affairs disciplines to wield social and economic data for the benefit of their communities. While numerous books about quantitative research exist, few focus specifically on the public sector. Running the Numbers, in contrast, explores a wide array of topics of regional importance, including economic output, demographics, business structure, labor markets, and income, among many others. To that end, the book stresses practical applications, minimizes the use of math, and employs extended, chapter-length examples that demonstrate how analytical tools can illuminate the social and economic workings of actual American regions. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Quinterno, John
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT388
LC item number
.Q95 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regional economics
  • Economic development
  • Social sciences
Label
Running the numbers : a practical guide to regional economic and social analysis, John Quinterno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction: bringing order from chaos -- Regional geography -- Regional economic growth -- Theories of regional economic development -- Data sources, concepts, and calculations -- Demographics -- Regional business structure -- Labor markets -- Income, wealth, and living standards -- Income distribution, inequality, and deprivation -- Conclusion: running the numbers -- Appendix 1. U.S. 2010 census questionnaire -- Appendix 2. American community survey questionnaire -- Appendix 3. State labor market information agencies -- Appendix 4. state data center agencies -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
855263707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780765641045
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)855263707
Label
Running the numbers : a practical guide to regional economic and social analysis, John Quinterno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction: bringing order from chaos -- Regional geography -- Regional economic growth -- Theories of regional economic development -- Data sources, concepts, and calculations -- Demographics -- Regional business structure -- Labor markets -- Income, wealth, and living standards -- Income distribution, inequality, and deprivation -- Conclusion: running the numbers -- Appendix 1. U.S. 2010 census questionnaire -- Appendix 2. American community survey questionnaire -- Appendix 3. State labor market information agencies -- Appendix 4. state data center agencies -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
855263707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780765641045
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)855263707

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