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  • Public sector debt statistics: guide for compilers and users, 2011

    The focus of this Guide is on improving the quality and timeliness of these key debt statistics and promoting a convergence of recording practices. This Guide has been compiled by the Interagency Task Force on Finance Statistics members and is a useful source of reference for national compilers and users.

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Statistical Insights: What does household debt say about financial resilience?

Trends in household indebtedness
Household debt as a % of net annual disposable income

Trends in household indebtedness, Household debt as a % of net annual disposable income‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

07/09/2017 - Household debt levels increased rapidly in many economies in the run-up to the 2007-2008 financial crisis, fuelled in part by easy credit and rising property prices. Ratios of debt to annual income – used by lenders to determine households’ repayment capacity – then reached record highs across OECD countries. These debt levels have since continued to rise in most OECD countries, albeit at a much slower pace, both in real terms and as a multiple of annual disposable income. What does this say about households’ financial resilience?  

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