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On the recent extension of price and production statistics to health and education

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  • Damien Broussolle

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The paper examines the recent extension of price and production statistics to health, social assistance services and education. In the first part of the paper it is emphasised that using net prices instead of gross prices, as for the European harmonised consumer price index, is inaccurate. The index is thus partly hybrid and inconsistent. The second part of the paper explains why, even if quality is a significant issue, production measures should not rely on the user's changes of condition. It should rather be based on supplied quality. The paper then describes and discusses two complementary ways to estimate quality changes.

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  • Damien Broussolle, 2006. "On the recent extension of price and production statistics to health and education," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(3), pages 347-360, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:servic:v:26:y:2006:i:3:p:347-360
    DOI: 10.1080/02642060600571164
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    1. Wolfgang Buchwald & Alain Saglio, 1994. "Des indices de prix à la consommation plus comparables entre la France et la RFA," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 275(1), pages 9-23.
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    • L89 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Other
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation

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