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This paper presents the methodology and data sources used in the PDBi. There are also first results on labour productivity and MFP by industry, and growth accounts. Finally, the document indicates how to access PDB and PDBi series.
Statistics Working Paper N. 41- 2011/6 - This paper summarizes the outcomes of the first phase of the OECD human capital project. In so doing, it shows the feasibility of applying the lifetime income approach to measuring human capital forcomparative analysis, both across countries and over time. It also highlights the feasibility of applying the methodology to the categorical data (i.e. by 5-year or 10-year age group) that are
Statistics Working Paper N. 40- 2011/5 - Following recommendations from the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission (2009), this OECD Statistics Working Paper proposes the use of a new methodology to measure the joint distribution of households. income, consumption and wealth. Based on a multidimensional extension of the Atkinson generalized mean framework, the paper justifies the application of this methodology based on a set of standard
The recent surge in social movements is a clear call for an economy with a more human face. Reconciling long-term economic growth and people’s well-being can be achieved if structural policies focus on what matters most to people in advanced and less-advanced economies alike, said Angel Gurría.
The OECD area unemployment rate was steady at 8.2% in August 2011, unchanged from July. The rate has been stable at around 8.2% since January 2011.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) for August 2011, designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to point to a slowdown in economic activity in most OECD countries and major non-member economies.
Real GDP in the OECD area grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2011. Gross fixed investment was the main contributor, adding 0.2 percentage point to overall growth.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 3.2% in the year to August 2011, compared with 3.1% in the year to July.
Unit labour costs for OECD area continue to rise in the second quarter of 2011
This dataset includes annual statistics on labour force, civilian employment by sex and broad sectors, as well as unemployment. Data is available in thousands of persons, percentages and indices (2000=100) for the 30 OECD member countries and 4 zones (European Union of fifteen, Euro area, Major Seven and OECD-Total). Source: OECD Labour Force Statistics