Descriptive Statistics

  • Michael O. Finkelstein
  • Bruce Levin
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


It is remarkable how many important legal issues involve a comparison of two proportions. To make the discussion specific, consider the example of a test taken by men and women on which men are observed to have a higher pass rate. Here are three candidates (there are more to come) to describe the disparity in pass (or fail) rates:


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael O. Finkelstein
    • 1
  • Bruce Levin
    • 2
  1. 1.Lord Day & Lord, Barrett SmithNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.School of Public Health Division of BiostatisticsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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