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Austerity stats: Making sense of cuts and changes to official statistics under the coalition

Fenton, Alex (2014) Austerity stats: Making sense of cuts and changes to official statistics under the coalition. British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

More than four years into the coalition, an interesting picture of “austerity statistics” is emerging. Deciding which statistics might be superfluous involves debates about what official statistics should be measuring and why and for whom they are prepared. This in turn raises question for the role of traditional statistical and social-scientific expertise in government, writes Alex Fenton.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 14:56
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 11:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74200

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