OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth
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OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth

This publication presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing micro statistics on household wealth, It addresses the common conceptual, definitional and practical problems that countries face in producing such statistics, and are meant to improve the comparability of the currently available country data. The Guidelines, prepared by an international expert group working under the auspices of the OECD,  propose a set of standard concepts, definitions and classifications for micro wealth statistics, and cover different phases in the statistical production process, including sources and methods for measuring particular forms of wealth, best practice in using household surveys or other sources to compile wealth statistics, the development of analytic measures, the dissemination of data, and data quality assurance.

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This chapter discusses the need for, and importance of, information on household wealth, the objectives of micro statistics on this topic and the current availability of such statistics. It also considers some strategies for better integrating micro statistics on household wealth with other statistics. It concludes with an overview of several international initiatives on data collection and measurement in this field.

 
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