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Poor Numbers: How we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it

Jerven, Morten (2013) Poor Numbers: How we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it. Africa at LSE (06 May 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Morten Jerven asks: What do we know about income and growth in sub-Saharan Africa? The answer is: much less than we like to think. The data are unreliable and potentially seriously misleading. The question is of great importance. Economic growth rates or per capita income estimates are commonly used in statements about development in Africa.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Collections > Africa at LSE
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 09:24
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74897

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