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Statistics Working Paper N. 46- 2012/1 - The paper explores issues with assessing wellbeing in OECD countries based on self-reported life satisfaction surveys in a pooled regression over time and countries, at the country level and the OECD average. The results, which are in line with previous studies of subjective wellbeing, show that, apart from income, the state of health, not being unemployed, and social relationships are
Main Economic Indicators: Electronically available national practices for individual OECD member countries - Updated in real time.
When Israel joined the OECD last year, the OECD's Statistics Committee asked the government to submit to a review of its data collection methods, including clarification of the geographic coverage of the data.
The Quality Framework sets guidelines for improving quality of OECD statistics, addressing processes for collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data and metadata
Access time series data for 21 key economic variables as originally published in each monthly edition of the MEI from February 1999 onwards. Accessing this source of originally published data will enable analysts to test the likely effectiveness of econometric models in simulated real-time. It will also enable users to study the magnitude and direction of subsequent revisions to published statistics.
Monetary aggregate indices presented are Narrow money (M1) and Broad money (M3). They are calculated as averages of the monthly figures. For all countries which do not provide data corresponding to the average for the month, estimates of monthly levels have been made using end of previous and current month figures. The annual and quarterly figures are then calculated as averages of the estimated monthly data and the indices are
Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Employment is presented in total and by broad industry and is derived from labour force sample surveys.
The effective exchange rate index is a chain-linked index. Percentage changes in the index are calculated by comparing the change in the index based on consumer prices for the country concerned (expressed in US dollars at market exchange rates) to a weighted average of changes in its competitors' indices (also expressed in US dollars), using the weighting matrix of the current year. The indices of real effective exchange rates are
Unemployment rates and levels derived from labour force surveys. The series are updated continuously.
The Standardised Confidence Indicators (for manufacturing industry and consumers) are confidence indicators comparable across countries. Comparability has been achieved by careful selection of national indicators, and by smoothing, centring, and amplitude adjusting these series. The series are updated continuously.