United Nations Statistics Division
Provisional Guidelines on Statistics of the Distribution of Income, Consumption and Accumulation of Households
Series: M, No.61
Languages available:*E, *F, *R, *S
This publication presents guidelines that may be useful for countries at different stages of statistical development. It takes account of the particular problems of developing countries by noting modifications that those countries may find it convenient to make, by setting out priorities and by indicating where developing countries may find the recommendations either less useful or beyond their statistical capabilities. The publication consists of chapters on the purposes, character and scope of income distribution and related statistics; the structure of the distribution statistics in relation to the national accounts and balances; the definition and classification of the statistical units; the definition and classification of incomes; the definition and classification of consumption; the definition and classification of investment and its financing; and tables on distribution statistics. Annex I contains about 30 tables on distribution statistics, and annex II discusses the sources and methods of estimating the data on the distribution of income, consumption and accumulation of the household sector.------ Out of print.