Publications & Documents


  • 12-June-2013

    English

    OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth

    This publication presents an internationally agreed framework to support the joint analysis of micro-level statistics on household income, consumption and wealth. Its aim is to extend the existing international frameworks for measuring household income and consumption at the micro level to include wealth, and describes income, consumption and wealth as three separate but interrelated dimensions of people’s economic well-being. The framework, prepared by an international expert group working under the auspices of the OECD, is intended to assist national statistical offices and other data producers to develop data sets at the household level that are suitable for integrated analysis, and for facilitating comparisons between countries. The Framework is widely applicable, with relevance to countries that are at different stages of statistical development, that have different statistical infrastructures, and that operate in different economic and social environments.

  • 29-May-2013

    English

    OECD work on green growth

    The crisis convinced many countries that a different kind of economic growth is needed, which takes into account environmental, social and technological considerations.

  • 28-May-2013

    English

    Statistics: Experts to continue work of Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on measuring progress

    A High Level Expert Group is to be set up to continue the work of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress.

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  • 22-May-2013

    English

    Russia: Progress made in improving the quality of official statistics but challenges remain

    Russia’s official statistics are compiled with a high a degree of professionalism and now have a solid legal basis, but their scope, timeliness and international comparability needs to be improved, according to an initial assessment by the OECD.

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  • 4-April-2013

    English

    By the Numbers

    Statistics affect us personally every day, helping to determine how likely we are to get that car loan or when we will be able to retire and draw our pension. But how can we be sure that we are measuring the right things in the right way to make such decisions?

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  • 4-April-2013

    English

    OECD Work on Statistics

    Explore OECD data using new tools that allow you to uncover structures and reveal the stories hidden in the statistics.

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  • 25-March-2013

    Chinese, PDF, 2,076kb

    中国:加快改革步伐、促进绿色和包容性增长

    中国新的领导集体已发出了明确的信号:中国已取得了巨大的经济与社会发展成就,但深化结构改革的需要日益迫切,现在是时候加快改革步伐了。中国预计将在2016年左右成为全球第一大经济体,为了继续提高生活水平和建设小康社会,中国的确需要更深入的改革。

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  • 25-March-2013

    English, PDF, 1,903kb

    Stepping up the pace of reform and fostering greener and more inclusive growth in China

    China’s new leadership has signalled that it is time to step up the pace of reform, building on the remarkable economic and social achievements to date while recognising the pressing need for deep structural changes. Indeed, far-reaching reforms are necessary for continuing to raise living standards and well-being, even as China is poised to become the world’s largest economy by around 2016.

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  • 20-March-2013

    English

    OECD releases first comprehensive guidelines on measuring subjective well-being

    The OECD has taken a major step forward in measuring how we feel about our lives. Newly released Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being establish the first comprehensive framework for internationally comparable and intellectually robust data on this topic.

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  • 20-March-2013

    English

    OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being

    Being able to measure people’s quality of life is fundamental when assessing the progress of societies. There is now widespread acknowledgement that measuring subjective well-being is an essential part of measuring quality of life alongside other social and economic dimensions. As a first step to improving the measures of quality of life, the OECD has produced Guidelines which provide advice on the collection and use of measures of subjective well-being.  These Guidelines have been produced as part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, a pioneering project launched in 2011, with the objective to measure society’s progress across eleven domains of well-being, ranging from jobs, health and housing, through to civic engagement and the environment.

    These Guidelines represent the first attempt to provide international recommendations on collecting, publishing, and analysing subjective well-being data. They provide guidance on collecting information on people's evaluations and experiences of life, as well as on collecting “eudaimonic” measures of psychological well-being. The Guidelines also outline why measures of subjective well-being are relevant for monitoring and policy making, and why national statistical agencies have a critical role to play in enhancing the usefulness of existing measures. They identify the best approaches for measuring, in a reliable and consistent way, the various dimensions of subjective well-being, and provide guidance for reporting on such measures. The Guidelines also include a number of prototype survey modules on subjective well-being that national and international agencies can use in their surveys.

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