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Activity 6.8: Social Statistics

Description and objectives

Identify emerging issues in social statistics that require the international methodological work, for instance on measurement issues, concepts, definitions and classifications, common questions/modules and modalities to achieve them.

Activities and outputs

• Develop project proposals, steer and provide advice on related work in the area of social statistics.
• Provide secretariat support to the Steering Group on emerging issues in social statistics (subject to approval by the CES Bureau)

Organizations and groups involved

CES Steering Group on emerging issues in social statistics (subject to approval by the CES Bureau)

Activity 6.11: Statistics on income, living conditions and poverty

Description and objectives

Update the Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics taking into account recent country experiences and advancements in income measurement in specific areas such as imputed rent, in-kind benefits, capital gains and losses, and own consumption.

Activities and output

• Provide secretariat support to the work of the CES Task Force to update the Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics.
• Contribute to the review of the Canberra Group Handbook.
• Draft revised version of the Handbook, expected to be ready at the end of 2010.
• Organise a Meeting of the Task Force in August 2010, Switzerland, in conjunction with the IARIW (The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth) conference.

Organizations and groups involved

CES Task Force to update the Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics.