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This Statistics Brief highlights some of the main changes to the 1993 SNA and provides, where possible, a preliminary evaluation of the possible impact on these key variables.
Purposes of the dataset:The elaboration of a more precise nomenclature of households' financial assets and the collection of more detailed information constitute an attempt to better identify and analyze households' wealth in OECD countries. The objective of the sub-classification of assets AF.52, AF611 and AF612 is to identify the relative importance of the various types of assets, classified according to the increasing risk. The
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The OECD, in common with many other organisations, has normally measured material living standards in member countries in terms of the level and growth of gross domestic product (GDP). But clearly, policy makers do not focus single-mindedly on GDP. They rather seek to enhance the overall well-being of citizens, today and in the future, taking into account other factors such as distributional concerns and environmental quality.
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Following the publication of several studies on estimates of the underground economy, the international organisations that co-signed the well known "SNA 93" drafted this official declaration.
The non-observed economy comprises production activities that are illegal, underground, informal, or otherwise missed by the statistical system. Unless efforts are made to deal with such activities, economic indicators are under estimated. This c...
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The lack of comparability of international migration statistics is well known. It was with this in mind that the revision of the UN recommendations on international migration statistics (UN 1998) was undertaken in the mid 1990s, little progress having been achieved in harmonisation over the previous twenty years. Still, despite the rather pragmatic approach adopted for the 1998 revision, progress in improving the comparability of the
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More and more analysts tend to compare the three largest economic regions: the euro area, the United States and Japan. One of the occupational hazards for analysts is that international comparisons of statistics are still fraught with some difficulties. Despite the existence of well-developed international standards for national accounts, namely the System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA 93), in practice international comparisons are
Statistics Working Paper N. 9 - 2003/6 - This paper presents the concepts underlying capital services measures, describes estimation methods and produces a first set of results. It also raises a number of outstanding conceptual issues in relation to capital services measures.