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  • 7-November-2018

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    Policy use of well-being metrics: describing countries’ experiences

    Statistics Working Paper N. 94 2018/7 - The last decade has seen major advances in the measurement of well-being in national statistics – but what are governments doing to incorporate these metrics and frameworks into policy decision making? This paper describes the progress made in many countries on measuring well-being at a national level, and the mechanisms being developed...

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  • 29-October-2018

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    Productivity measurement, R&D assets and mark-ups in OECD countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 93 2018/6 - A key feature of the 2008 revision of the System of National Accounts was the treatment of R&D expenditure as investment. The question arises whether the standard approach towards accounting for growth contribution of assets is justified given the special nature of R&D that provides capital services by affecting the working of other inputs as a whole...

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  • 27-September-2018

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    Child well-being and the Sustainable Development Goals - How far are OECD countries from reaching the targets for children and young people?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 92 2018/5 - This paper summarises available evidence on the distance that OECD countries need to travel in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for children and young people. More than 50 indicators are included in this analysis, covering 43 of the 169 targets, and 11 of the 17 Goals.

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  • 28-July-2018

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    Including unpaid household activities: an estimate of its impact on macro-economic indicators in the G7 economies and the way forward

    Statistics Working Paper N. 91 2018/4 - The System of National Accounts, which provides information on important macroeconomic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), household disposable income and final consumption, typically excludes the value of unpaid household activities. This report deals with the impact of including unpaid household activities on macro-economic aggregates for G7-countries.

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  • 24-July-2018

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    What matters the most to people? Evidence from the OECD Better Life Index users’ responses

    Statistics Working Paper N. 90, 2018/3 - This paper investigates the factors shaping the OECD Better Life Index users’ preferences over a set of 11 well-being dimensions.

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  • 30-June-2018

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    Trust and its determinants: evidence from the Trustlab experiment

    Statistics Working Paper N. 89, 2018/2 - This paper describes the results of an international initiative on trust (Trustlab) run in six OECD countries between November 2016 and November 2017 (France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Slovenia and the United States).

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