Working Papers


  • 10-December-2018

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    International productivity gaps: Are labour input measures comparable?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 99 2018/12 - Cross-country differences in the measurement of labour input contribute to observed productivity gaps across countries. In most countries, labour force surveys (LFS) form a primary source of information for employment related statistics, such as persons employed, employees and hours worked...

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  • 3-December-2018

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    Towards global SEEA Air Emission Accounts

    Statistics Working Paper N. 98 2018/11 - This paper describes and evaluates the OECD methodology to estimate Air Emission Accounts (AEAs) for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), in line with the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA).

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  • 16-November-2018

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    A long-term perspective on the development experience of emerging and industrialised economies

    Statistics Working Paper N. 97 2018/10 - This paper describes development patterns beyond GDP in a long-term historical perspective. It revisits the discussion on the goals of development in light of the current work on ‘Beyond GDP’, provides evidence on GDP and well-being outcomes since 1820 in a broad range of developing and emerging countries...

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  • 12-November-2018

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    Diversity statistics in the OECD - How do OECD countries collect data on ethnic, racial and indigenous identity?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 96 2018/9 - Data on ethnic, racial and indigenous identity can help render certain minorities statistically visible, and expose potential discrimination and inequalities. This paper systematically reviews diversity data collection practices in OECD countries and selected key partners and identifies three common challenges: the legal treatment of ‘sensitive’ data and concerns around privacy...

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  • 9-November-2018

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    Measuring the impact of businesses on people’s well-being and sustainability - Taking stock of existing frameworks and initiatives

    Statistics Working Paper N. 95 2018/8 - Businesses have a significant impact on people’s economic and social conditions, as well as on environmental outcomes. This paper presents an overview of the various kinds of initiatives aimed at measuring or reporting on business’ impact, or certain aspects of it.

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