Statistical Work; A Study of Opportunities for Women

Statistical Work; A Study of Opportunities for Women

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...census of market distributors--dealers in raw materials, commission merchants, wholesalers, and retailers." 1 BANKING AND FINANCE In even greater degree than other business organizations banks and investment houses depend in their operation upon current internal statistics--accounts, records of branch offices, records of salesmen, etc. They depend equally upon statistics of the entire financial world and commodity market. Since banks provide credit 1Melvin T. Copeland, Business Statistics, 1917. for the production and transportation of commodities, they must know definitely the immediate facts concerning capital, credit, exchanges, prices, domestic and international, stocks and bonds, the relation of prices in stocks to the prices of raw material, savings statistics. They must have equally definite and immediate information in regard to the economic status of basic industries, and marketing conditions. In discussing the financial statistician at the first meeting of the American Association of Financial Statisticians in 1917, the president of the Association summarized the primary activities of the financial statistician: "The work of the statistician constitutes a profession, since it is of vast importance as a social service. It demands specialization of effort even to the degree of affecting personal habits. Its primary function is to analyze the demand for capital, and in doing this it requires of the practitioner besides a general education, some familiarity with the principles of economics, of statistical methods, of accounting, of engineering and of the law. The statistician represents one of the functions of the bond house, that of discovering the demands for capital and of weighing the relative merits of these demands." 1...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508858
  • 9781236508850