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  • 12-December-2013

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    The OECD measurement of social capital project and question databank

    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.

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  • 11-December-2013

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    Four interpretations of social capital: an agenda for measurement

    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.

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  • 10-December-2013

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    Home sweet home: the determinants of residential satisfaction and its relation with well-being

    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...

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  • 19-November-2013

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    Joint EU/OECD Workshop on recent developments in Business and Consumer Surveys, 14-15 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

    The objective of the joint EC- OECD workshop is to foster harmonization of business and consumer opinion surveys.

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  • 7-November-2013

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    Distributional measures across household groups in a national accounts framework

    Statistics Working Paper N. 53 - 2013/4 - In 2011, the OECD and Eurostat launched a joint Expert Group to carry out a study on the feasibility of compiling measures of the distribution of income, consumption and wealth across household groups that are consistent with national accounts definitions and totals. As part of the Expert Group, national experts from 16 countries performed experimental calculations...

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  • 7-November-2013

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    A cross-country comparison of household income, consumption and wealth between micro sources and national accounts aggregates

    Statistics Working Paper N. 52 - 2013/3 - In 2011, the OECD and Eurostat launched a joint Expert Group to carry out a study on the feasibility of compiling measures of the distribution of income, consumption and wealth across household groups that are consistent with national accounts definitions and totals. The first challenge of the Expert Group was to draw a detailed picture of the extent...

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  • 27-September-2013

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    SDMX Global Conference, 11-13 September 2013, Paris

    The Fourth SDMX Global Conference took place at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris from 11 - 13 September 2013

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  • 1-August-2013

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    The OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP): background information

    The Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP) is a coordinated effort to agree on a policy-relevant, analytical model, build a measurement infrastructure and gather comparable data.

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  • 11-July-2013

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    Business start-up rates remain sluggish, new OECD data shows

    Business start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels – particularly in the Euro area – indicating that entrepreneurs may continue to be suffering from restrictive lending conditions, according to new OECD data released in the latest issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance.

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  • 12-June-2013

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    OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth

    This publication presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing micro statistics on household wealth, It addresses the common conceptual, definitional and practical problems that countries face in producing such statistics, and are meant to improve the comparability of the currently available country data. The Guidelines, prepared by an international expert group working under the auspices of the OECD,  propose a set of standard concepts, definitions and classifications for micro wealth statistics, and cover different phases in the statistical production process, including sources and methods for measuring particular forms of wealth, best practice in using household surveys or other sources to compile wealth statistics, the development of analytic measures, the dissemination of data, and data quality assurance.

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