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2018 – a trying year for Statistics Norway’s independence tema
| Dec 2018

2018 – a trying year for Statistics Norway’s independence

Statistics Norway (SSB) did not hold back in its description of itself in its latest annual report: “SSB acts as Norway’s first line of defence in the fight against fake news by providing objective and relevant statistics, research and analysis to help understand Norway,” it says.
nyhet
| Dec 2018

Statistics Sweden: new statistics on how different immigrant groups manage in the Nordics

Statistics Sweden (SCB) and its Nordic opposites have begun producing comparable statistics on how immigrants manage in the labour market, divided into country of origin.
tema
| Dec 2018

OECD: Politicians put too much trust in the GDP

Do we have the necessary statistics to govern our societies in the best possible way? Or is a blind trust in statistics to blame, at least indirectly, for the collapse in trust in authorities after the financial crisis? Before dismissing this as a conspiracy – the theory was presented by none other than the OECD.
Denmark leads the way on statistics using microdata tema
| Dec 2018

Denmark leads the way on statistics using microdata

When it comes to statistics, Denmark is leading the way in the Nordics as well as internationally. Half a century of data-gathering from personal information registers provides detailed statistics about Danes and their working lives.
Nordic statistics: frontline defenders of truth tema
| Dec 2018

Nordic statistics: frontline defenders of truth

Narrowing social gaps is what defines democracy. If the figures only reflect growth but not how it is distributed, we end up with the wrong political decisions. The five Nordic statistics central agencies work every day to show and explain how the Nordics tick. But there are many challenges when it comes to maintaining trust and creating the statistics we need.
Tourism pushes Iceland's CO2 emissions to record levels tema
| Dec 2018

Tourism pushes Iceland's CO2 emissions to record levels

While many countries have managed to cut their climate gas emissions, Iceland has seen a marked increase in recent years according to the latest data from 2016. That year, the per capita carbon dioxide emissions were 16.9 tonnes. The EU average was 7.3 tonnes per capita.
Marjo Bruun: The new economy is a statistical challenge tema
| Dec 2018

Marjo Bruun: The new economy is a statistical challenge

Marjo Bruun, Director General for Statistics Finland, considers journalists to be the most important partners in the fight for honest words and digits.
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