Statistics2013 at the OECD

 

 

The International Year of Statistics, also known as Statistics2013, is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of statistical science. Through the combined energies of organisations worldwide, Statistics2013 aims to promote the importance of Statistics, more specifically to:

>> increase public awareness of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspects of society;
>> nurture Statistics as a profession, especially among young people; and
>> promote creativity and development in the sciences of Probability and Statistics

The OECD is pleased to participate in these celebrations by organising an OECD Statistics Day around the theme of increasing public awareness of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspects of society. An OECD Stat of the week will also be published throughout 2013 which can be viewed below.


OECD Stat of the week

Gender gaps in entrepreneurship are large and persistent

Women remain substantially underrepresented as entrepreneurs. Men are two to three times more likely to own businesses with employees than women. Little has changed since 2000, when the picture was very similar; only in a few countries has the gap significantly narrowed, namely Chile, Korea and Mexico. 

The most striking difference between men and women in entrepreneurship is the scale of their business operations. Self-employed women earn much less than men. In all countries, the gender gap in earnings from self-employment is greater than the wage gap; typically, women work on average fewer hours in their businesses.

Gender gap in earnings from self-employment
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Graph and data in Excel

Source: Entrepreneurship at a Glance

 

For further information please contact the OECD Statistics Directorate at stat.contact@oecd.org

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OECD Statistics Day: 5 April 2013

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For a decade, the Statistics Directorate has organised annual "Statistics Days" with the objective to showcase OECD Statistics and the work of OECD statisticians. The OECD Statistics Day, organised in the context of Statistics2013, took place on Friday 5 April 2013. This event was the opportunity to present several OECD streams of work that contribute to increasing public awareness of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspects of society.

Download the agenda (PDF)

 

 

Opening remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

Making Statistics and Everyone Count (blog post)  

 

 

 

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