Title National Income and Social Accounts: An Australian Study
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 10th Edition - Reprint
Publisher Australia Melbourne Univ Pr 1967
Seller ID 052900
102 + viii pages. This little text book, intended for university and senior school use, has again been revised, all figures being brought up to date and for the first time expressed in decimal currency. Appendix II has been re-written, as has much of chapter 6, which has a new section, International Statistics. The national accounts published in this edition were drawn from the White Paper on National Income and Expenditure 1965-66 published with the 1966-67 budget, and from the White Book on Australian National Accounts, 1948-49 to I964-65. The analysis of concepts and uses of social accounting is developed on the basis of a simplified model. The final chapter explains the full accounts and the relationship between the various items. Richard Ivan Downing (1915-1975), economist, was educated at state schools and (from 1928) at Scotch College, Hawthorn, in 1932 he won a scholarship to the University of Melbourne (B.A. Hons, 1935). His studies ranged across history, commerce and law, but centred on economics, an interest he 'accidentally stumbled into' in 1929 and had confirmed for him by his awareness of the Depression. His study of economics in Melbourne was enlivened by senior academics, most prominently(Sir) Douglas Copland and Lyndhurst Giblin, who participated in policy advice and public debate. Many people referred to him as one of the founders of the welfare state in Australia and to 'the singular warmth and force of his personality'. A fellowship in his memory was established at the University of Melbourne to bring international scholars in social economics to Australia. Scratches in the front cover. Some tanning. Light stains in the lower edges.