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An uneven statistical topography: the political economy of household budget surveys in late colonial Ghana, 1951–1957

Serra, Gerardo (2014) An uneven statistical topography: the political economy of household budget surveys in late colonial Ghana, 1951–1957. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 35 (1). pp. 9-27. ISSN 0225-5189

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Identification Number: 10.1080/02255189.2014.873023

Abstract

This paper reconstructs the history of household budget surveys in late colonial Ghana. It is argued that the household budgets institutionalised an “uneven statistical topography”. This unevenness comprises a spatial and a conceptual dimension. The former refers to the choice of the sampling locations, closely mirroring the uneven will of the state to exercise control over different parts of the country. The latter refers to the fact that household budget surveys incorporated different cognitive tools and served different aims depending on what the government envisaged as its political and economic agenda in the surveyed areas.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcjd20
Additional Information: © 2014 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 09:25
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 05:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56567

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