Rosalind Mitchison, 19 September 1985
Show More Social Trends 15 edited by Deo Ramprakash.
HMSO, 208 pp., £19.95, January 1985, 0 11 620102 9Show More
State of the World 1984: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward a Sustainable Society by Lester Brown.
Norton, 252 pp., £7.95, December 1984, 0 393 30176 1Show More
The Facts of Everyday Life by Tony Osman.
Faber, 160 pp., £6.95, April 1985, 0 571 13513 7Show More
The State of the Nation: An Atlas of Britain in the Eighties by Stephen Fothergill and Jill Vincent, edited by Michael Kidron.
Heinemann/Pan, 128 pp., £12.50, May 1985, 0 435 35288 1Show More
British Social Attitudes: The 1985 Report edited by Roger Jowell and Sharon Witherspoon.
Gower, 260 pp., £18.50, July 1985, 9780566007385Show More
“... These books all set out to tell us about ourselves, and to do it by quantification. Their statements are based on economic statistics, demography, official and unofficial measurements, including the measurement of opinion. Some of their conclusions will surprise, for no one reader can expect to have covered the full range of social activity. Their quality must depend on the quality of the ‘facts’ they elicit ...”