OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth

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The OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth 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 is 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. 

The Guidelines Explained

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Measuring Well-being and Progress: Well-being Research – OECD 


Statistics Directorate, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. 


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