Official economic statistics are uncertain even if not always interpreted or treated as such. From a historical perspective, this paper reviews different categorisations of data uncertainty, specifically the traditional typology that distinguishes sampling from nonsampling errors and a newer typology of Manski (2015, Journal of Economic Literature). Throughout the importance of measuring and communicating these uncertainties is emphasised, as hard as it can prove to measure especially some sources of data uncertainty relevant for administrative and big datasets. Accordingly, this paper both seeks to encourage further work into the measurement and communication of data uncertainty in general and introduce the COMUNIKOS project at Eurostat. COMUNIKOS is designed to evaluate alternative ways of measuring and communicating data uncertainty specifically in contexts relevant for official economic statistics. [+]
Dirección General Eurosta. Publicación de una vacante para el puesto de director de «Estadísticas macroeconómicas», ESTAT.C, en Luxemburgo (Grado AD 14) (Artículo 29, apartado 2, del Estatuto de los funcionarios). Plazo de presentación de candidaturas: 5 de septiembre de 2019 (DOUE C 225 A/1, 5.7.2019)
National figures alone cannot reveal the full and sometimes complex picture of what is happening at a more detailed level within the European Union (EU). In this respect, statistical information at a subnational level is an important tool for highlighting specific regional and territorial aspects. It helps in analysing changing patterns and the impact that policy decisions can have on our daily life.
In order to provide a detailed picture of the diverse EU territories and to monitor EU regional policy targets, Eurostat has developed a range of statistics based on different classifications and typologies. These include data for: regions, cities and greater cities, metropolitan regions, rural areas and regions. Specific geographies such as coastal regions, mountain regions, border regions or island regions are also covered. [+]
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The quarterly series 'Basic figures on the EU' presents the freshest Eurostat data on a small number of key indicators in the economic, social and environmental fields. In an effort to give readers a better overview of the data available in the Eurostat database, each edition of Basic figures on the EU introduces a set of three alternating indicators. The same content is available in a compact printed leaflet. [+]
This handbook of geospatial statistics — based on a point-based statistical information system — aims at promoting, developing and consolidating the use of specific statistical methods available to NSIs. The handbook has been compiled by INSEE with funding from EUROSTAT. It starts off by describing geolocalised data, measuring the importance of spatial effects as well as taking the spatial effects into account, while closing with advanced techniques for graph portioning and confidentiality. It is expected that the practical examples and their implementation in R will make the statistical production process more efficient. [+]
In official statistics there is an increasing demand for indicators at a higher frequency than have traditionally been observed. Eurostat and the European Statistical System (ESS) developed these guidelines to help data producers derive high frequency data (e.g. quarterly or monthly) from low frequency data (e.g. annual) and to address related temporal and accounting constraints. These guidelines are aimed at those involved in the production and analysis of infra-annual European statistics (compiled by Eurostat) and corresponding country specific official statistics compiled by National Statistical Institutes (NSIs). They have been conceived both for experts and beginners. In order to rank the different methods, each issue is discussed following a structure with three parts: a description (free text presenting the problem), a list of options (various possibilities to deal with the specific issue) and a list of ranked alternatives (A,B,C). Namely: [+]
The Statistical requirements compendium, published by Eurostat, serves as a reference document for the EU acquis in statistics. It summarises the key reference information for European statistical production, taking into account new legislation and other developments relevant for European statistics.
The Compendium also serves as the framework for conducting compliance monitoring of the enlargement countries in the area of statistics. The 2018 edition of the Compendium follows an adapted version of the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA) Rev. 1 2009. [+]
Statistics Explained is an official Eurostat website presenting articles on statistical topics in an easily understandable way. Together, these articles make up an encyclopedia of European statistics for everyone, completed by a statistical glossary clarifying all terms used and by numerous hyperlinks to further information. It is a portal of statistics for non-specialists and more skilled users. This leaflet explains how to find your way on this website. [+]
With the growing prominence of forced displacement internationally, there is increasing interest at national and international levels in statistics on refugees, asylum seekers, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugee related populations.
The publication 'International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS)', adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2018, provides a set of specific recommendations that countries and international organizations can use to improve the collection, collation, disaggregation, reporting, and overall quality of statistics on forcibly displaced populations. The recommendations are intended to help improve national statistics on the stocks and flows of refugee and refugee related populations in their countries, and to help make such statistics comparable internationally.
This report presents recommendations on refugees, asylum seekers and related populations only. A separate publication, the 'Technical Report on Statistics of Internally Displaced Persons: Current practice and recommendations for improvement' addresses the way forward for the development of comparable international standards for statistics on Internally Displaced Persons. [+]