By Alex C. Michalos (auth.)
For readers who intend to learn this quantity with no analyzing the 1st, a few in troductory feedback are so as in regards to the scope of the paintings and the method utilized in all 5 volumes to degree the standard of existence. within the frrst bankruptcy of quantity I, I reviewed the correct fresh literature on social signs and so cial reporting, and defined the entire basic problems excited by such paintings. it might be redundant to copy that dialogue right here, yet there are a few primary issues which are worthy declaring. Readers who fmd this account too short may still seek advice the longer dialogue. the fundamental query that may be spoke back during this paintings is that this: Is there a distinction within the caliber of existence in Canada and the U.S. of the United States, and if that is so, within which kingdom is it greater? then again, one can positioned the query therefore: If one person have been randomly chosen out of Canada and one other out of the USA, could there be very important qualitative transformations, and if this is the case, which one may most likely be at an advantage? To simplify issues, I frequently use the phrases 'Canadian' and 'American' as abbreviations for 'a randomly chosen resident' of Canada or the us, respec tively.