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G20 GDP growth picks up to 0.9% in third quarter of 2013; up from 0.8% recorded in the previous quarter, according to preliminary estimates.
The aim of this project, which was funded by the European Commission (DGEMPL), has been three-fold: i) to assess how the notion of “social capital” has been conceptualised in the research literature; ii) to detail how it has been measured in national and international surveys; and iii) to identify priority areas for statistical development.
Statistics Working Paper N. 55 - 2013/6 - This paper looks beyond the broad notion of social capital – which has been applied to a number of different phenomena – in order to clarify (i) the range of different elements that are encompassed by the term; and (ii) what needs to be done to further statistical research and development in order to lay the groundwork for establishing guidelines for better comparative measures in the future.
Statistics Working Paper N. 54 - 2013/5 - By taking advantage of two household surveys (the EU-SILC ad hoc module on housing for European countries; and the Gallup World Poll for OECD countries and other major economies), this paper uses ordered probit analysis to explore the link between households’ residential satisfaction and a number of variables related to individuals, the households to which they belong...
OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.9% in October 2013. Unchanged from the two previous months. Across the OECD area, 47.8 million persons were unemployed in October 2013, 13.1 million more than in July 2008.
Composite leading indicators point to an improving economic outlook in most major economies
Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC) contains international annual trade in goods data broken down by different categories of enterprises.
OECD annual inflation slows to 1.5% in September 2013. This slowdown in the annual rate of inflation was mainly driven by lower food and energy prices.
Merchandise trade imports and exports in G7 and BRICS economies grew by 1.4% during the third quarter of 2013, offsetting the contractions seen in the previous quarter.
The objective of the joint EC- OECD workshop is to foster harmonization of business and consumer opinion surveys.