"A richly erudite history of measurement and an account of its current state in the social sciences—fascinating, informative, provocative." —James S. Coleman, Unversity of Chicago
"Wise and powerful." — American Journal of Sociology
"Personal and provocative—an excellent set of historical and critical ruminations from one of social measurement's greatest contributors." —Choice
OTIS DUDLEY DUNCAN is professor of sociology at the University of Michigan.