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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.

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Measurement guidelines for standard components of household wealth

This chapter focuses on how the standard components for micro statistics on household wealth, specified in , are best measured using sound, consistent methodology. For each standard component or group of components, the main measurement issues are considered in depth, and practical guidance is provided in the light of data collection experience from countries that produce statistics in this field.

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