Editorial Qual Quant (2017) 51:479–480 DOI 10.1007/s11135-017-0472-0 1 2 • • Matilde Bini Maurizio Carpita 3 4 Corrado Crocetta Michele Gallo Published online: 24 January 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 The papers in this special issue of Quality & Quantity are mostly based on presentations from the international conference of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS): Statistics and Demography: the legacy of Corrado Gini, that was held in Treviso (Italy), on September 9–11, 2015, to remember the founder of the Italian school of statistics 50 years after his death. Corrado Gini was born in 1884, in Motta di Livenza, few kilometres far from Treviso. He entered the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna, where in addition to law he studied mathematics, economics, and biology. His subsequent scientific work followed two directions: towards the social sciences and towards statistics. His interests ranged well beyond the formal aspects of statistic, to the laws that govern biological and social phe- nomena. In 1910 he acceded to the Chair of Statistics in the University of Cagliari and then at Padua in 1913. He founded the statistical journal Metron in 1920 that he directed until his death in 1965. He became professor at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

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