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Unformatted text preview: mes actually want to reveal When you see statistics, they are almost always, collected by national statistical entries... those figures have a range of variability... doubts about the statistics of very authoritarian regimes (i.e. Libya)... don't put too much weight on these... this is a particular problem with Source: Wikipedia non-democracies, but also with democracy... Another problem is that sometimes a country might be honest, but i.e. Argentina is lying the statistics/numbers are just extremely hard to gather... i.e. about its inflation rates Democratic Republic of Congo... how to you incorporate the (The Economist!no informal sector? How do you know those numbers are 5 longer publishing these meaningful? rates because government data is outright wrong) development and changing class structure •  •  changes in agriculture urban migration –  growth of new urban classes •  population growth Class structure changes all the time for a variety of reasons i.e. the economy changes... the two very big changes we've seen in the developing world- an economic change involving two things occuring together: 1) relative decline of agriculture in accord with urban migration; we are now at a point where the majority of the population lives in urban areas, often with considerable u...
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2012 for the course POLI 227 taught by Professor Narendrasubramanian during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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