Statistics Working Paper N. 11 - 2005/1 - The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of recent discussions on the quality of Chinese data, and to describe and evaluate the institutional organization and methods of data compilation in China. The first part outlines key criticisms of Chinese data and examines their validity. The second part describes the institutional organization of statistical data compilation in China--with
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A volume index of combined labour and capital inputs for the total economy. The index has been constructed as a weighted average of the rate of change of total hours worked and the rate of change of capital services. Cost shares of inputs averaged over the two periods under consideration serve as weights (Törnqvist index). Price indices for information and communication technology assets are those published by national statistical
Statistics Working Paper N. 10 - 2004/1. This paper presents a new classification of atypical working arrangements, developed by Istat, the Italian Statistical Institute.
The Short-term Economic Statistics Timeliness Framework is a structured collection of documentation on a range of good practices currently used by statistical organisations for improving timeliness.
Surveys and good practices in Business Tendency and Consumer Surveys including survey description, questionnaire description, methodology and data presentation.
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According to the 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA93), total hours actually worked is the preferred aggregate measure of labour input for productivity analysis, as it reflects the volume of work engaged per year in self-employment and employee jobs for the production of goods and services by resident units of production. In practice, total hours of work are derived from combining available estimates of annual hours actually worked
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Capital services measures have long been recognised as the appropriate concept to capture capital input in production and productivity analysis. However, only few countries’ statistical agencies construct and publish such capital services measures. This paper describes capital services measures developed by the OECD and presents estimation methods and results for the G7 countries. By way of example, the consequences of applying
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Le regain d’intérêt envers les questions régionales a suscité une demande nouvelle d’indicateurs statistiques au niveau infranational. Les responsables des politiques souhaitent évaluer les différences de performance économique entre régions ou la concentration des activités régionales dans certaines parties de leurs pays.
Statistics Working Paper N. 9 - 2003/6 - This paper presents the concepts underlying capital services measures, describes estimation methods and produces a first set of results. It also raises a number of outstanding conceptual issues in relation to capital services measures.