Publications & Documents


  • 28-November-2012

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    Approaches to Measuring the Stock of Human Capital: A Review of Country Practices

    Statistics Working Paper N. 48- 2012/4 - The paper reviews some national initiatives related to measuring the stock of human capital, indentifies some challenges to be addressed to improve the quality of existing monetary measures of human capital, and suggests developing experimental satellite accounts for education to better understand how human capital is produced and the linkages between education and its non-monetary outcomes.

  • 28-November-2012

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    What makes for a better life? The determinants of subjective well-being in OECD countries: evidence from the Gallup World Poll

    Statistics Working Paper N. 47- 2012/3 - This Statistics Working Paper, uses data from the Gallup World Poll to explore the determinants of subjective well-being. The paper builds on the existing literature on the determinants of subjective well-being in three areas. First, the paper systematically examines the drivers of measures of affect as well as the determinants of life satisfaction that are more prevalent in the existing

  • 28-November-2012

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    Measuring the evolution of Korea's material living standards, 1980-2010

    Statistics Working Paper N. 45- 2012/2 - This Statistics Working Paper, based on a production-theoretic framework, measures the effects of real output prices, primary inputs, multi-factor productivity growth, and depreciation on Korea’s real net income growth over the past 30 years. The empirical analysis is based on a new dataset for Korea with detailed information on labour and capital inputs, including series on land and

  • 21-November-2012

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    Quarterly National Accounts - GDP Growth - Third Quarter 2012, OECD

    Provisional estimates show that quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area grew by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2012, the same rate as in the previous quarter, but with continuing diverging patterns across countries.

  • 12-November-2012

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    Business start-up rates diverging across OECD economies

    Diverging patterns of business start-up rates are emerging across OECD economies five years after the sharp, synchronized falls recorded at the beginning of the financial crisis.

  • 12-November-2012

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, November 2012

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to point to weak growth prospects in many major economies, but signs of stabilisation are emerging in Canada, China and the United States.

  • 29-October-2012

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    Seminar: Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge, 24-26 September 2012, Seoul

    This seminar, which is organised jointly by the OECD and Statistics Korea, will address the issue of making statistics more easily understandable and appealing using the latest data visualization techniques.

  • 19-October-2012

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    Measuring well-being needs to be at the heart of policy-making, says OECD World Forum

    A major step forward towards putting the measurement of well-being at the heart of policy-making was taken at a four-day international conference which ended in New Delhi today.

  • 11-October-2012

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    Quarterly National Accounts - Contributions to GDP growth - Second quarter 2012, OECD

    Real GDP growth in the OECD area slowed to 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012, compared with 0.4% in the first quarter.

  • 8-October-2012

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, October 2012

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, show that the loss of momentum is likely to persist in the coming quarters in most major OECD and non-OECD economies.

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