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SHEFFIELD, A. E. Administration of the mothers' aid law in Massachusetts. Survey, Feb. 21, 1914. Pp. 2.

Describes the law which went into effect Sept. 1, 1918, under the general supervision of the State Board of Charity and the Overseers of the Poor.

WEBB, S. The extension ladder theory of the relation between voluntary philanthropy and state or municipal action. Survey, Mar. 7, 1914. Pp. 4. The proper relation between voluntary philanthropy and government action, from the very nature of the two, should depend on a division of functions, the public authorities enforcing a minimum standard of life, voluntary agencies extending this work upward to finer shades of physical, moral, and spiritual perfection.


BOURGIN, G. Materialien zur Geschichte des Cabetismus unter dem zweiten Kaiserreich. Archiv f. d. Gesch. d. Soz., IV, 3, 1914.

BUNZEL, J. Die erste Lassallebewegung in Oesterreich. Zeitschr. f. Volkswirts., No. VI, 1913.

HILLIQUIT, M. and RYAN, J. A. Socialism. V. Everybody's, Feb., 1914.

JUNGHANN. Sozialismus in Australien. Zeitschr. f. d. ges. Staatswis., Jan., 1914.


Marxismus und Ethik. Sozial. Monatshf., Feb. 26, 1914. LABOUCHERE, H. and MASON, A. E. W. Social democracy in Germany. Edinb.

Rev., Nov., 1913.

LAIR, M. Bebel. Rev. Sci. Pol., Feb., 1914.

LEMOZIN, M. Socialisme et socialistes. Mouv. Social, Oct., Nov., 1913. MEHRING, F. August Bebel. Persönliche Erinnerungen. Archiv f. d. Gesch. Soz., IV, 2, 1913.

MEHRING, F. Sozialistische Lyrik. G. Herwegh. F. Freiligrath. H. Heine. Archiv f. d. Gesch. Soz., IV, 2, 1913.

MICHELS, R. Des patriotische Sozialismus oder sozialistische Patriotismus bei Carlo Piscane. Archiv f. d. Gesch. Soz., IV, 2, 1913.

NETTLAU, M. Bakunin und die Internationale in Spanien 1868-1872. Archiv f. d. Gesch. Soz., IV, 2, 1913.

ONCKEN, H. Neue Lassalle-Briefe. Archiv f. d. Gesch. Soz., IV, 3, 1914.
DE PREAUDEAU, M. Les origines du mouvement socialiste belge (1864-1878).
Rev. Sci. Pol., Sept.-Oct., Nov.-Dec., 1913.

RJASANOFF, N. Zur Biographie von Johann Philipp Becker. Sein Curriculum vitae bis 1856. Archiv f. d. Gesch. Soz., IV, 2, 1913.

SKINNER, R. D. Socialism and economics. Forum, Feb., 1914.


(Abstracts by James Ford)

ARONOVICI, C. Housing conditions in New Haven.

Doc. Civic Fed. N. H.,

No. 12, Oct., 1913. Pp. 48.

A careful housing survey covering 1,427 apartments in 256 buildings. Contains study of rents by size of apartment. Connecticut laws concerning tenement houses, as amended in 1913, are included. ARONOVICI, C. Cost of a decent home. Forum, Jan., 1914. Pp. 4.

Urges federal study of housing problem.

ARONOVICI, C. Housing and city planning. Journ. Am. Inst. Architects, Jan., 1914. Pp. 10.

BEER, G. F. How to get cheap houses. Am. City, Jan., 1914. Pp. 4.

Toronto city council guarantees 40-year bonds of Toronto Housing Company.

EDWARDS, A. T. A further criticism of the garden city movement. Town Planning Rev., Jan., 1914. Pp. 7.

"The main counts of the indictment of garden cities" are that “the type of development does not lead to beauty, convenience, or economy." ELY, R. T. Ulm on the Danube. Survey, Dec. 6, 1913. Pp. 6.

Treatment of municipal land and housing policies.

FLEET, G. The urban housing problem. Edinb. Rev., Nov., 1913.
IHLDER, J. Housing in the South. Survey, Nov. 1, 1913. Pp. 5.

KYFFIN-TAYLOR. Liverpool housing policy. Munic. Journ., Jan. 2, 1914. Pp. 2.
A defense by the chairman of the Liverpool Housing Committee.
MARLBOROUGH. Rural cottages and public money. Finan. Rev. Rev. (London),
Jan., 1914. Pp. 4.

Argument that Insurance Reserve Fund should not be used by the state to build cottages for agricultural laborers.

READE, C. C. A defence of the garden city movement. Town Planning Rev., Oct., 1913. Pp. 7.

Deals chiefly with architecture and sanitation.

STREHLOW. Zum Entwurf eines Wohnungsgesetzes. Jahrb. f. Nat. Oek., III, 47, 1, 1914. Pp. 12.

Text of draft of Prussian housing law, with detailed criticism. WOOD, E. E. From Washington alleys. Surveys, Dec. 6, 1913. Pp. 3. Includes estimate of profits.

Articles on city planning and housing. Am. City, Dec., 1913. Pp. 10. Bradford town planning and housing competition. Town Planning Rev., Jan., 1914. Pp. 5.

Plans for development of a 50-acre estate with cottages designed to cost £163, £183, £242, and £292. Illustrated.

Cottage building in a rural district. Char. Organ. Rev. (London), Nov., 1913. Pp. 6.

Describes experiment in building cottages for middle classes.

The cottage controversy, cottage societies and building costs. Garden Cities & Town Planning Mag., Nov., 1913. Pp. 11.

Photographs, plans, and specifications of cottages recently constructed in England for from £100 to £220.

The garden city movement in 1913. Garden Cities and Town Planning Mag., Dec., 1913. Pp. 3.

"At present the total population on these estates is 45,000 housed in 11,500 houses. Area covered is 2,500 acres. £3,500,000 has been spent."

The first dividend. Garden Cities & Town Planning Mag., Feb., 1914. Pp. 4.
Table showing details of growth of Garden City, Litchworth,

Housing conditions and tendencies in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rept. Housing
Com. Char. Organ Soc. Grand Rapids, Feb.-June, 1913. Pp. 47.
Deals solely with sanitary aspects of local housing.

The rural housing problem. Economist, Nov. 15, 1913.

The state as a housebuilder and landlord. London Munic. Soc. Statist. Memo., Third series, No. 9, Dec., 1913. Pp. 8

Arguments against state housing.

Stimmen zum preussischen Wohnungsgesetzentwurf. Soz. Praxis, Oct. 23, 1913. Pp. 3.

Monthly Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Institute. Sept., 1913. Pp. 50.

Devoted to photographs of housing of employees by employers.


(Abstracts by A. A. Young)

A. J. En Formel for angivelsen af Befolkningens Koncentration. Nat. ök. Tids., July-Aug., 1913. Pp. 10.

Suggests a formula for determining the concentration of population for purposes of comparison.

AUERBACH, F. Die Variationskurve in der Biologie. Zeitschr. f. induktive Abstammungs-Verebungslehre, XI, 1913. Pp. 18.

An elementary and rather unappreciative account of biometric methods.

BAINES, J. A. The census of the empire, 1911. Journ. Royal Statist. Soc., Mar., 1914. Pp. 26.

There has been enough progress toward uniformity of schedules and tabulation in the censuses of different parts of the British Empire to make comparisons with respect to such fundamental facts as sex, race, and birthplace possible for a large portion of the total area. BELLOM, M. La statistique internationale de l'assurance contre l'invalidité. Journ. Soc. Stat., Jan., 1914. Pp. 16.

The concluding instalment of this important study. The subject with which it deals has been taken in hand by a special committee of the International Statistical Institute, with M. Bellom as secretary. DE BRAY, A. J. La réforme des statistiques canadiennes. Rev. Econ. Canadienne, Feb., 1914. Pp. 7.

An abstract of the report of the recent Ministerial Commission on the Official Statistics of Canada.

BROWN, J. W., Greenwood, M., JR., and WOOD, F. A study of index correlations. Journ. Royal Statist. Soc., Feb., 1914. Pp. 29.

A study of the extent and causes of the differences between correlation coefficients computed for indices (ratios) and for absolute numbers. An illustration is the correlation between the absolute number of deaths from diabetes and from cancer in different registration districts (corrected for a constant population) compared with the corresponding correlation of death rates. The difference is attributed to differences in the respective regression surfaces. For many purposes the uncorrected index correlation is sufficiently adequate.

DEL VECCHIO, G. Induzioni statistiche per la teoria della circolazione. Giorn. d. Econ., Dec., 1913. Pp. 29.

EDGEWORTH, F. Y. On the use of analytical geometry to represent certain kinds of statistics. Journ. Royal Statist. Soc., Feb., Mar., 1914. Pp. 13, 17. An exposition of the practicability of reaching a general expression for a wide range of frequency distributions by means of the method of "translation," which consists, essentially, in multiplying the values of x in a normal curve by a quadratic expression. These two first instalments are largely devoted to methods of evaluating the two constants of the operator when the data are given in the form of moments and when the distributions are (1) slightly, or (2) moderately, abnormal.

GINI, C. L'uomo medio. Giorn. d. Econ., Jan., 1914. Pp. 24.

A brilliant address (inaugural in the chair of statistics at the Univeristy of Padua). Concludes that Quetelet's concept is, as a logical construction, sound; as a type of biological equilibrum, inadequate; as an esthetic ideal, a standardizing or "centripetal" factor; as a standard of perfection, defective.

GUENTHER, A. Zur Geschichte der österreichischen Statistik. Allgemeines Statist. Archiv, VII, 2, 1914. Pp. 7.

HOEPKER, H. Die Fideikommisse in Preussen in Lichte der Statistik. Zeitschr. d. k. Preuss. Stat. Landesamts, Vol. 54, No. 1, 1914. Pp. 98.

An elaborate study of entails in Prussia, with three cartograms. KLOSE, W. Statistische Gesetzgebung und Verwaltung in Deutschland. Allgemeines Statist. Archiv, VII, 2, 1914. Pp. 37.

An account of the scope and methods of the censuses of population of 1905 and 1910, of the industrial census of 1907, and of the increasing miscellaneous activities of the Imperial Statistical Office. On the last-named topic, cf. Statistik des Deutschen Reichs, Bd. 201. KOREN, J. Crime-from a statistical viewpoint. Ann. Am. Acad., Mar., 1914. Pp. 6.

Concludes that under present conditions in the United States "one can at least write safely about crime from a statistical viewpoint without producing any statistics!"

LANDSBERG, O. Die Methode der Sterblichkeitstafel und ihre Anwendung auf andere statistische Probleme. Deutsches Stat. Zentralblatt, Jan., Feb., 1914. Pp. 6, 7.

Discusses the possibility of a wider application of the "life-table method" along lines which have already been suggested by Böckh. MARCH, L. La statistique des fonctionnaries. Journ. Soc. Stat., Feb., 1914. Covering the same ground as the writer's paper in the Bull. Stat. Gen., Oct., 1913, noted in the March number of this REVIEW, p. 272. NEYMARCK, A. Les beaux temps de bourse. Journ. Soc. Stat., Mar., 1914.

An important statistical study of the fluctuations of the prices of the most important classes of securities on the Paris Bourse during the nineteenth century. Concludes that "there is no science of investment." DE PISSARGEVSKY, L. La statistique et les conditions professionnelles des ouvrières de l'aiguille en Finlande. Journ. Soc. Stat., Jan., 1914. Pp. 7. RADESTOCK, G. Die Selbstmorde seit 1830. Zeitschrift d. k. Säch. Stat. Landesamtes, Nov., 1913. Pp. 12.

A thorough study of the statistics of Saxony, where the suicide rate is especially high.

ROESLE, E. Die Kunst in der Statistik. Deutsches Stat. Zentralblatt, Jan., 1914. Pp. 2.

SCHMIDT, P. Bibliographie der Frage des Geburtenrückganges von 1911 ab. Deutsches Stat. Zentralblatt, Dec., 1913, Jan., Feb., 1914. Pp. 6.

The successive instalments give respectively the titles (1) official statistical publications, (2) important individual discussions in German, (3) publications in other languages.

SEUTEMANN, K. Die Einheitlichkeit des statistischen Denkens. Schmollers Jahrb., No. 4, 1913. Pp. 36.

The latest and possibly the best of the numerous German discussions of the logic of the statistical method which have been stimulated by the writings of Rickert and Tschuprow. Seutemann finds the unity of statistics not in the use of the particular form of the inductive method, nor in the "field" of statistics, nor yet in the law of large numbers or the theory of probabilities, but in the "transferability of statistical values (i.e., in the general representative nature of statistical results). To this end "Graunt's law" is subjected to much detailed exegesis.

SLUTSKY, E. On the criterion of goodness of fit of the regression lines and on the best method of fitting them to the data. Journ. Royal Stat. Soc., Dec., 1913. Pp. 7.

Based on an application to an uncorrelated system of errors of Pearson's criterion for the reasonable deviation from the probable in the case of a correlated system of variables.

TODD, A. J. A working program for an adequate system of collecting criminal statistics in Illinois. Journ. Crim. Law and Criminology, July, 1913.

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