Up-to-Date Since Late 19th Century - Statistical Yearbook of Finland

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Helsinki, 12 September, 2005 — Up-to-Date Since Late 19th Century - Statistical Yearbook of Finland

Reliable statistics on social development have been compiled in Finland since 1879, when the first Statistical Yearbook of Finland was published. The time series and statistical tables of the Yearbook reflect social development in Finland through several decades. A good example of this is the fact that the volume of the publication has grown from 56 pages describing Finnish society at the time when Finland was an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th century into an expansive statistical compilation and reference book.

As the volume of its data has grown and people's information needs have changed, the Yearbook has also undergone a transformation. It is a reader-friendly reference book, as each statistical table in it contains a footnote reference to the source of the data, enabling the reader to continue seeking more detailed information on the topic concerned. The Yearbook is accompanied by a CD-ROM from which its data can be found easily using simple text search.

The Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2004 covers 32 statistical topics, including population, prices, national economy and elections. The book also contains a 100-page section of international data. All texts are in three languages, Finnish, Swedish and English. To celebrate the book's jubilee year, the CD-ROM accompanying it in 2004 also contains the first Yearbook from 1879, historical map data from the 19th and 20th centuries and the Yearbooks from 1999 to 2003. A fresh Yearbook will be published again towards the end of November 2005.

Statistical Yearbook of Finland + CD-ROM

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