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  • 17-June-2021

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    Distribution of household income, consumption and saving in line with national accounts: Methodology and results from the 2020 collection round

    Statistics Working Paper N. 108 2021/1 - Economic inequality has been a matter of concern for policy makers and citizens. Evidence-based policies around important topics such as inequality need to rely on systematic, robust data and indicators. For that reason, the OECD and Eurostat have developed methodology and engaged in several rounds of data collection to measure disparities in line with national accounts (DNA).

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  • 11-December-2020

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    New data collection on accrued-to-date social insurance pension entitlements in a national accounts context

    Statistics Working Paper N. 107 2020/5 - This paper analyses results on social insurance pension liabilities and entitlements across OECD countries, on the basis of a new data collection. In addition to information on employment-related schemes (covered in the central framework of the national accounts), this new data collection also includes information related to social security pension schemes.

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  • 26-October-2020

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    Ethnic bias, economic success and trust - Findings from large sample experiments in Germany and the United States through the Trustlab platform

    Statistics Working Paper N. 106 2020/4 - This paper studies ethnic in-group bias in online trust games played by two large representative samples in the United States and Germany through the Trustlab platform, which was launched by the OECD and several research partners in 2017. The ethnic in-group bias, defined as the propensity to favour members of one’s own ethnic group in terms of monetary payoff, is significant in both countries.

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  • 1-October-2020

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    How to measure distance to SDG targets anywhere: Adapting the methodology of the Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets study to go beyond OECD countries, with an application to selected Latin American countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 105 2020/3 - Achieving the 2030 Agenda requires understanding how far countries are from achieving its 17 goals and their 169 targets. To assist member countries in this assessment, the OECD Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets study applied a specific methodology showing how far OECD countries will have to travel to achieve the 2030 targets.

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  • 15-July-2020

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    How far are OECD countries from achieving SDG targets for women and girls?: Applying a gender lens to measuring distance to SDG targets

    Statistics Working Paper N. 104 2020/2 - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call to achieve peace and prosperity for all by 2030, leaving no one behind. This paper summarises available evidence to measure the distance that OECD countries need to travel in order to reach SDG targets related to women and girls. It finds that 102 of the 247 indicators in the UN Global Indicator Framework are gender-related.

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  • 16-January-2020

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    Business cycle dynamics after the Great Recession: An extended Markov-Switching Dynamic Factor Model

    Statistics Working Paper N. 103 2020/1 - The Great Recession and the subsequent period of subdued GDP growth in most advanced economies have highlighted the need for macroeconomic forecasters to account for sudden and deep recessions, periods of higher macroeconomic volatility, and fluctuations in trend GDP growth. In this paper, we put forward an extension of the standard Markov-Switching Dynamic Factor Model (MS-DFM)...

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  • 20-September-2019

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    The economy of well-being: Creating opportunities for people’s well-being and economic growth

    Statistics Working Paper N. 102 2019/2 - One remaining challenge has consisted in providing policy-makers with a better understanding of the linkages between the drivers of well-being and economic growth. This paper develops the concept of an “Economy of Well-being” as a basis for highlighting these linkages and showing how policy can most effectively leverage them.

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  • 27-February-2019

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    Measuring consumer inflation in a digital economy

    Statistics Working Paper N. 101 2019/1 - The effect on the household consumption price index from possible sources of error in capturing digital products depends on the weight of the affected products.

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