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GAPP Review of Books

Kristen R. Ghodsee. 2018. Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: and other arguments for economic independence.The Bodley Head. London.

Kristen Ghodsee is an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania whose scholarly work focuses on Eastern Europe.

“Poor Numbers: How we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it”. Morten Jerven. 2013. Cornell University.

Statistical indicators are extremely important. They fundamentally shape what we know about the world and how we perceive and evaluate development. They represent the most synthetic as well as the most common measure of the progress that one economy is making.