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Truths, Damn Truths, and Government Statistics

Jan 21, 2022

This month, Tom Scotto talks to Dr Alex Fenton, a postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University in Berlin, who takes a critical look at how official government statistics are calculated.  

Alex is the author of the recent book:  Official Statistics and the Welfare State: Measuring Poverty in Britain and West Germany (1970-2020) published by Transcript Verlag and available from online booksellers.  

Join us for this foray into critiquing the idea of “official statistics,” comparisons between government statistics produced in Germany and Great Britain, and the ideal that government employed statisticians are at arm’s length from politics!