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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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Quality assurance for household wealth statistics

This chapter focuses on the quality assurance of statistics on household wealth to ensure their fitness for purpose. It provides guidelines on best practice methods of assessing quality. These guidelines complement those on measurement, analysis and dissemination in previous chapters. They are intended for use by both data producers and data users.

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