Documents de travail


  • 5-November-2015

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    Beyond GDP - Is there a law of one shadow price?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 63, 2015/5 - This paper builds a welfare measure encompassing household disposable income, unemployment and longevity, while using two different sets of "shadow prices" for non-income variables.

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  • 5-November-2015

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    Comparing happiness across the world - Does culture matter?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 62, 2015/4 - The issue of cultural bias in subjective well-being data is often raised, but rarely well-documented. This paper reviews the main barriers to interpreting national differences in subjective well-being, noting the challenge of distinguishing between cultural bias and cultural impact.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    Comparing profit shares in value-added in four OECD countries: Towards more harmonised national accounts

    Statistics Working Paper N. 61, 2015/3 - This article gives methodological guidance on how best to compare the share of profits in value-added across countries using national accounts. The four countries covered are France, Germany, Italy and the United States.

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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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  • 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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  • 26-August-2014

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    Measuring income inequality and poverty at the regional level in OECD countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 58 - 2014/3 - This paper presents a set of indicators of income inequality and poverty across and within regions for 28 OECD countries. These indicators were produced through a new household-level data collection based on internationally harmonized income definitions undertaken as part of the OECD project on “Measuring regional and local well-being for policymaking”.

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  • 19-June-2014

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    Can increasing inequality be a steady state?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 56 - 2014/1 - This paper compares long-run levels of real income growth at the very top, and for the bottom 90% and bottom 99% in the United States, Canada and Australia to illustrate the uniqueness of the post-WWII period of balanced growth (and consequent stability in the income distribution).

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  • 11-December-2013

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    Four interpretations of social capital: an agenda for measurement

    Statistics Working Paper N. 55 - 2013/6 - This paper looks beyond the broad notion of social capital – which has been applied to a number of different phenomena – in order to clarify (i) the range of different elements that are encompassed by the term; and (ii) what needs to be done to further statistical research and development in order to lay the groundwork for establishing guidelines for better comparative measures in the future.

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  • 10-December-2013

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    Home sweet home: the determinants of residential satisfaction and its relation with well-being

    Statistics Working Paper N. 54 - 2013/5 - By taking advantage of two household surveys (the EU-SILC ad hoc module on housing for European countries; and the Gallup World Poll for OECD countries and other major economies), this paper uses ordered probit analysis to explore the link between households’ residential satisfaction and a number of variables related to individuals, the households to which they belong...

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