Working Papers


  • 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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  • 28-March-2013

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    Human capital, tangible wealth, and the intangible capital residual

    Statistics Working Paper N. 51 - 2013/2 - Since income is the return on wealth, the total wealth of any given country should be on the order of 20 times its GDP. Instead the average observed ratio from the balance sheet accounts of the System of National Accounts (SNA) is a factor of 2.6 to 6.6, depending on whether natural resource stocks are included in the balance sheet.

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