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Measuring economic activity


Studying how people in Africa spend their time on nonleisure activities is a better guide to policy development, argues Odile Mackett

Mackett, a lecturer at the Wits School of Governance, said that a focus on nonleisure activities is better than relying on the traditional money measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

She elaborated on her research in an article published in the South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy. 

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