Statistics Directorate


  • Statistics Newsletter, Nov. 2016

    In the latest issue: Value of Official Statistics: Convincing our stakeholders, measuring value of statistics (UNECE, CSO Ireland and OECD); Implementing the 2015 OECD Frascati Manual to gain new insights on R&D (OECD)

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  • Households' economic well-being: the OECD dashboard

    The OECD has developed a dashboard of household statistics that allows you to see how households are faring in OECD countries. We have also developed a series of country specific stories that provide a more detailed analysis of households; this quarter: Spotlight on Australian households

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  • OECD Better Life Initiative

    The OECD Better Life Initiative brings together several strands of the OECD’s work on measuring well-being and progress, including the How’s Life? report and its research agenda, and the Better Life Index.

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Blowing bubbles? Developments in house prices

 Evolution of real house prices and GDP growth in the OECD area
Annual percentages, 1970-2015

01/12/2016 - Few economic indicators make the newspapers’ front pages. One that often does though is house prices. This is because, as witnessed during the financial crisis, movements in house prices can have a direct impact on households’ wealth and economic growth. At the same time, fluctuations in economic activity can also drive trends in house prices. House price indicators are therefore among the indicators that are closely monitored by policymakers.


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