Sunday, March 27, 2011

Well-Being and Growth In Africa

David Leonhardt’s March 23rd New York Times column touched on how outcomes are improving faster in Africa than real GDP per capita, suggesting that real GDP per capita is not the best measure of welfare there.

On the other hand, there’s different research (posted here for the 2010 class) showing that sub-Saharan Africa appears to have turned a corner of the last 10-15 years. These pieces are more focused on real GDP.

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