Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Measuring Quality of Life in Africa

Abstract: This paper argues that measuring quality of life in Africa goes beyond growth and its per capita measure. The various models for measuring quality of life have implications for Africa. Measurement, analytics and ideology, among other factors, continue to affect how quality of life is measured in Africa. Given the underdeveloped state of the African continent, availability, reliability and consistency of data are essential elements in ensuring that measuring quality of life remains a permanent work in progress.
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