From GDP to adjusted net disposable income of households – a decomposition analysis. Working Party on National Accounts 1-3 December 2010 Julien Dupont (STD). Overview. - Background - Description of the project - First preliminary results - Next steps. Background.
From GDP to adjusted net disposable income of households – a decomposition analysis
Working Party on National Accounts
1-3 December 2010
Julien Dupont (STD)
Report by the Commission for the Measurement of Economic Performance and Societal Progress (Stiglitz, Sen, Fitoussi 2009)- GDP fares poorly as a measure of economic well-being- An households perspective provides different and policy relevant information in addition to GDP- From gross output to net output: the need to take into account depreciation (for welfare purposes, measures of net product are much preferred to measures of gross output even if measures of depreciation are imperfect)
Comparison between growth in GDP volume and growth in HH real adjusted net disposable income (2000-08)
Growth in GDP and in HH adjusted net disposable income show different trends
between adjusted net disposable income and net disposable income in Finland
Decomposition of the difference between GDP and HH real adjusted net disposable income
Comparison of price changes of private HH consumption and price changes in GDP, Finland
Comparison between price changes of private HH consumption and price changes in GDP, Norway
First preliminary results, Finland
Over the period 1998-2008 in Finland, growth in GDP volume index equals 3.29% and growth in real adjusted net disposable income equals 3.23%.Social transfers in kind and the relative importance of HH explain most of the difference with offsets from the distribution of primary incomes between sectors, current transfers between HH and other sectors and consumption of fixed capital.
First preliminary results, Norway
Over same period in Norway, growth in GDP volume index equals 2.2% and growth in real adjusted net disposable income equals 3.9%.Relative price changes explain most of the differences, with the relative importance of HH and the effects of distribution of primary incomes.