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  • 28-July-2018

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    Including unpaid household activities: an estimate of its impact on macro-economic indicators in the G7 economies and the way forward

    Statistics Working Paper N. 91 2018/4 - The System of National Accounts, which provides information on important macroeconomic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), household disposable income and final consumption, typically excludes the value of unpaid household activities. This report deals with the impact of including unpaid household activities on macro-economic aggregates for G7-countries.

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  • 24-July-2018

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    What matters the most to people? Evidence from the OECD Better Life Index users’ responses

    Statistics Working Paper N. 90, 2018/3 - This paper investigates the factors shaping the OECD Better Life Index users’ preferences over a set of 11 well-being dimensions.

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  • 30-June-2018

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    Trust and its determinants: evidence from the Trustlab experiment

    Statistics Working Paper N. 89, 2018/2 - This paper describes the results of an international initiative on trust (Trustlab) run in six OECD countries between November 2016 and November 2017 (France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Slovenia and the United States).

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  • 21-June-2018

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    Inequalities in household wealth across OECD countries: Evidence from the OECD Wealth Distribution Database

    Statistics Working Paper N. 88, 2018/1 - This paper describes how household wealth is distributed in 28 OECD countries, based on evidence from the second wave of the OECD Wealth Distribution Database. A number of general patterns emerge from these data. First, wealth concentration is twice the level of income inequality...

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  • 7-March-2018

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    Which policies increase value for money in health care?

    Joint OECD Health Working Papers 104 - The incentive structures produced by different institutional arrangements in health systems are important determinants of their performance, and can explain some of the differences in cross-country performance patterns. This paper proposes an approach and quantitative method to investigate how different policies and institutions helped achieving better value for money...

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  • 14-November-2017

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    The accuracy of measures of institutional trust in household surveys: evidence from the oecd trust database

    Statistics Working Paper N. 87, 2017/11 - A key policy concern in recent years has been the decline in levels of trust by citizen in public institutions. Trust is one of the foundations upon which the legitimacy and sustainability of political systems are built. It is crucial to the implementation of a wide range of policies and influences people’s behavioural responses to such policies.

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  • 23-October-2017

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    Measures of interpersonal trust: evidence on their cross-national validity and reliability based on surveys and experimental data

    Statistics Working Paper N. 86, 2017/10 - Interpersonal trust (i.e. trust in other people) is an issue of high interest to both policy-makers and researchers seeking to understand what drives social and economic outcomes. However, for trust to usefully inform policy and analysis it is necessary to have valid and reliable measures of it.

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  • 21-July-2017

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    Can potential mismeasurement of the digital economy explain the post-crisis slowdown in GDP and productivity growth?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 85, 2017/9 - The digital economy has created some new measurement challenges for macroeconomic statistics and may have exacerbated some older ones, raising some concerns about the scope and estimation of GDP. Against a backdrop of slowing rates of measured productivity growth, this has raised questions about the conceptual basis of GDP and output...

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  • 18-July-2017

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    Indicators on global value chains: a guide for empirical work

    Statistics Working Paper N. 84, 2017/8 - Traditionally, the main source of data used to measure countries’ participation in international production networks or global value chains (GVCs) has been conventional international trade statistics. However, international fragmentation of production has weakened the analytic interpretability of these data as intermediate goods but also services cross borders...

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  • 6-July-2017

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    Time use surveys and experienced well-being in France and the United States

    Statistics Working Paper N. 83, 2017/7 - This paper presents results using data from the US and the French time use surveys, showing that the different approaches adopted by these two countries have quite different implications for the data collected.

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