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  • 6-March-2015

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    Cast a ballot or protest in the street - Did our grandparents do more of both? An age-period-cohort analysis in political participation

    Statistics Working Paper N. 60, 2015/2 - Recent research suggests that younger generations are less likely to be engaged in formal forms of political participation than older ones. However, there is little evidence on the trends for non-formal participation. This paper tries to fill a gap in this field by looking at the evolution of extra-parliamentary participation in politics through various measures of civic & political engagement...

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  • 5-March-2015

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    How should one measure economic insecurity?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 59, 2015/1 - This paper suggests that individuals feel economically insecure when they perceive a significant downside economic risk – i.e. a hazard or danger – looming in their economic future, which they are unable to adequately insure against or avoid or ignore.

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  • 16-February-2015

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    New standards for compiling national accounts: what’s the impact on GDP and other macro-economic indicators? - OECD Statistics Brief N. 20

    In 2009, the United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed a revised set of international standards for the compilation of national accounts: the System of National Accounts (SNA) 2008, replacing the 1993 version of the SNA. By December 2014, most OECD countries had implemented the new standards. The actual implementation however varied depending on country circumstances.

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  • 22-December-2014

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    Meeting of the Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, 27-30 October 2014, Korea

    SDMX: Meeting of the Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, 27-30 October 2014, Korea

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  • 18-December-2014

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    Eurostat-OECD Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services - Second Edition

    The International Producer Price Index Manual, Theory and Practice (PPI Manual) published by the IMF in 2004 consituted a landmark for international standards on price measurement and contains detailed, comprehensive information for the compilation of producer price indices as well as an extensive coverage of the conceptual and theoretical issues. This second edition of the Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services (SPPI Guide) is a complement to the PPI Manual in two ways: it focuses on service-specific aspects in the PPI compilation by developing further the conceptual framework and it adds detailed descriptions of PPI measurement for a wide range of individual service industries.

    This second edition of the SPPI Guide has been jointly produced by the OECD, Eurostat, the members of a task Force with deleguates from 14 OECD/EU members countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States)and in synergy with the Voorburg Group. Several countries contributed to the Guide by providing descriptions of service PPIs for individual industries, other countries were represented by national experts in at least one meeting of the Task Force.

  • 16-December-2014

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    NBS-OECD Workshops on National Accounts

    NBS-OECD Workshops on National Accounts

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Kazakhstan Statistics Agreement

    The OECD Statistics Directorate and the Agency on Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a “Letter of Intent on Statistics” on 8 April 2014.

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  • 27-November-2014

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    Measuring well-being and progress in countries at different stages of development: Towards a more universal conceptual framework

    OECD Development Center, Working Paper No. 325 - This paper proposes ways in which the OECD well-being framework used for the Better Life Initiative can be adapted to specific development contexts and thereby made more universal. The dimensions of the Better Life Initiative are relevant to emerging and developing countries, but they can be redefined in ways that better match the availability of data and the priorities and critical...

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  • 4-November-2014

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    The Statistics Brief N. 19 - Measuring inequality in income and consumption in a national accounts framework

    Measurement and analysis of income inequality has long been a topic of OECD work and seized renewed attention with the OECD’s Better Life Initiative. Measuring distributions across dimensions above and beyond income (health, education, etc.) are also at the heart of the OECD’s How’s Life? statistical agenda and form a prominent recommendation in the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report.

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  • 20-October-2014

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    Understanding National Accounts - Second Edition

    This second edition of Understanding National Accounts, that provides a comprehensive explanation of how national accounts are compiled, contains new data and new chapters, and is adapted to the new systems of national accounts, SNA 2008 and ESA 2010, that came into effect in September 2014. It approaches national accounts from a truly global perspective, with special chapters dedicated to international comparisons, globalisation and well-being as well as to the national systems used in major OECD economies, such as the United States.

    Each chapter of the manual uses practical examples to explain key concepts in national accounts in a clear and accessible way. And, each chapter concludes with a synthesis of key points covered in the chapter, followed by resources for further exploring the topic, and by a set of exercises to test your knowledge. It is an ideal guide to national accounts for students and other interested readers.

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