OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth

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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.


Eurosystem household finance and consumption survey

In 2008, the Governing Council of the European Central BankThe ECB Governing Council is the body governing the Eurosystem, i.e. the ECB and the National Central Banks of the 17 countries that have adopted the euro. decided to conduct a household finance and consumption survey (HFCS) in all euro area countries. The HFCS provides the Eurosystem with micro-level data on euro area households’ wealth and consumption expenditure.


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