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  • 12-November-2018

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    Diversity statistics in the OECD - How do OECD countries collect data on ethnic, racial and indigenous identity?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 96 2018/9 - Data on ethnic, racial and indigenous identity can help render certain minorities statistically visible, and expose potential discrimination and inequalities. This paper systematically reviews diversity data collection practices in OECD countries and selected key partners and identifies three common challenges: the legal treatment of ‘sensitive’ data and concerns around privacy...

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  • 9-November-2018

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    Measuring the impact of businesses on people’s well-being and sustainability - Taking stock of existing frameworks and initiatives

    Statistics Working Paper N. 95 2018/8 - Businesses have a significant impact on people’s economic and social conditions, as well as on environmental outcomes. This paper presents an overview of the various kinds of initiatives aimed at measuring or reporting on business’ impact, or certain aspects of it.

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  • 7-November-2018

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    Policy use of well-being metrics: describing countries’ experiences

    Statistics Working Paper N. 94 2018/7 - The last decade has seen major advances in the measurement of well-being in national statistics – but what are governments doing to incorporate these metrics and frameworks into policy decision making? This paper describes the progress made in many countries on measuring well-being at a national level, and the mechanisms being developed...

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  • 29-October-2018

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    Productivity measurement, R&D assets and mark-ups in OECD countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 93 2018/6 - A key feature of the 2008 revision of the System of National Accounts was the treatment of R&D expenditure as investment. The question arises whether the standard approach towards accounting for growth contribution of assets is justified given the special nature of R&D that provides capital services by affecting the working of other inputs as a whole...

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  • 27-September-2018

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    Child well-being and the Sustainable Development Goals - How far are OECD countries from reaching the targets for children and young people?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 92 2018/5 - This paper summarises available evidence on the distance that OECD countries need to travel in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for children and young people. More than 50 indicators are included in this analysis, covering 43 of the 169 targets, and 11 of the 17 Goals.

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