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The article “Parisian Social Statistics: Gavarni, ‘Le Diable a Paris’ and Early Realism” written by Aaron Sheon discusses the need, then usage for a statistical census within Paris in the 1830’s and 40’s. The commencement of these findings were introduced to the public society by a two volume anthology called Le Diable a Paris compiled by Alfred Legoyt. Many of these statistics led to the development of a new science called sociology, which helps to explain human growth and social behavior. The founding of the Paris statistical bureau is due to the rapid change from an agricultural economy to the industrialization of the city. Unemployed farmers were forced to emigrate from their rural homes to face the uncertainty of their new lives in a new territory. Therefore, Paris became densely populated by peasants with little literacy or ability to operate equipment of the textile industries. Many took lower paying jobs, with no security and dangerous conditions for their health. This new population was welcomed by the
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