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Activity 6.8: 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 in substance to the review of the Canberra Group Handbook;
• Undertake consultation with the Bureau and the CES member countries and prepare for adoption by the CES plenary in 2011;
• Publication and distribution of the revised Canberra Group Handbook.

Organizations and groups involved

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