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Measuring economic activity in Africa

- Odile Mackett, WSG lecturer

‘Time over money’ approach includes women and unemployed youth

Studying how people in Africa spend their time on nonleisure activities is a better guide to policy development than relying on the traditional money measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Drawing on recent research on the measurement of economic activity to challenge the way economists – and all of us – decide which work is the most valuable to society.

Read the full article here New Agenda (Page 36)