OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income, Consumption
This publication presents an internationally agreed framework to support the joint
analysis of micro-level statistics on household income, consumption and wealth. Its
aim is to extend the existing international frameworks for measuring household income
and consumption at the micro level to include wealth, and describes income, consumption
and wealth as three separate but interrelated dimensions of people’s economic well-being.
The framework, prepared by an international expert group working under the auspices
of the OECD, is intended to assist national statistical offices and other data producers
to develop data sets at the household level that are suitable for integrated analysis,
and for facilitating comparisons between countries. The Framework is widely applicable,
with relevance to countries that are at different stages of statistical development,
that have different statistical infrastructures, and that operate in different economic
and social environments.