Statistics in Social Science: Population Dynamics, Education and Social Well-Being
Editors: Lau Wee Yeap & Cheah Yong Kang, 2023
ISBN 978-629-7582-13-9, 150 hlm., RM44.00
Statistics in Social Science encompasses studies on population dynamics, education and social well-being. The chapters are arranged to enable readers to quickly identify their interests while looking beyond the sub-themes and exploring how these studies will impact society, industry, or policymakers. In the past few decades, Malaysia has undergone rapid industrialisation and urbanisation. These changes have brought forward many social and educational issues that need to be addressed by the authorities and communities. In addition to raising awareness of societal issues, this book provides various statistical methods to investigate them. Readers will be able to learn and appreciate the application of such techniques in their respective fields.
In the first part, this book explores issues like life satisfaction of ageing populations, world population growth and distribution, population redistribution and urbanisation in Malaysia. In the second part, the book examines the issues of the rural-urban gap and gender differences in Mathematics and Science achievement, gender differences in education and work among young Malaysians, the employability model of science graduates, and the relationship between physical activity and happiness are explored. Undoubtedly, some issues raised cannot be solved in the short run, for example, the achievement of learning Mathematics and Science. However, policy intervention is needed to increase the effectiveness of learning these two subjects in school. Thus, Malaysia can continue to boost its long-term competitiveness and move in its trajectory to achieve the vision of advanced civil society (Malaysia Madani).