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    At-risk-of-poverty rate, by age group      

    The indicator is defined as the share of persons with an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60 % of the national median equivalised disposable income (after social transfers).

    Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-datasets/-/tessi012, Retrieved on 17.12.2014

    NOTE: Metadata currently unavailable due to a broken link on the Eurostat website. To be added later.

    Household saving rate   

    "The gross household saving rate measures the portion of disposable income that is not used by the household for final consumption. It is measured by gross saving divided by gross disposable income adjusted for the change in the net equity in pension fund reserves."
    (Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/EN/tsdec240_esmsip.htm, 13-01-2015)

    Arrears (mortgage or rent, utility bills or hire purchase)

    Percentage of population in arrears. People who are in arrears of their mortgage or rent, utility bills or hire purchase.

    Central government debt, total (% of GDP)

    "Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year."

    Distribution of population by tenure status

    This indicator provides the percentage of people living in households who own their occupied dwelling (with or without a mortgage or loan) and the percentage of the people who rent their home (at market price or at a reduced price or for free).

    The full title of the indicator is: "Distribution of population by tenure status, type of household and income group (source: SILC)"

    Current account balance

    The current account balance of payments is a record of a country's international transactions with the rest of the world. The current account includes all the transactions (other than those in financial items) that involve economic values and occur between resident and non-resident entities.

    Retrieved from, http://data.oecd.org/trade/current-account-balance.htm, 2015/1/15

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    Global Competitiveness Index

    The Global Competitiveness Index measures the microeconomic and macroeconomic characteristics that underpin national competitiveness.

    Retrieved from, http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-competitiveness-report-2014-2015, 06.03.2015

    GDP per capita (current US$)

    "GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars."

    (Worldbank, http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD, 2014-12-11)

    Total environmental tax revenues as a share of total revenues from taxes and social contributions

    An environmental tax is a tax whose tax base is a physical unit (or a proxy of it) of something that has a proven, specific negative impact on the environment. Total revenues for environmental taxes include taxes on transport, energy, pollution and resources.