More specifically I am talking about undergraduate study.
The impression I am getting from the internet is that maths is considered harder and better - with the same benefits as stats, plus more options. You can move from maths to stats but not as easily from stats to other areas of maths.
However when it comes to having an impact, is it right to say that the maths stuff that you wouldn't also do in a stats course is not directly useful? In this case it would be better to just focus on stats, which is all applicable. Or would a stats course actually close options for having impact compared to maths?
(If it makes any difference I will be studying economics too)
(Obviously how good I would be and how much I would enjoy each course are important, but I'll consider those factors separately)