[Yourtopia] Updated Dataset - YourTopia Italia
velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org
Thu Apr 26 15:20:27 BST 2012
as the application is about all other social progress indicators beside GDP
per capita, I would recommend not including it, as we already have many
other indicators, which are highly correlated with GDP per capita.
The old YourTopia version had GNI (gross national income) per capita,
because it was more tailored to the components of the Human Development
Index - http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/hdi/ - where GNI is indicative of
living standards. Also the older YourTopia version had less indicators.
In the current YourTopia dataset for Italy we have many other indicators
which are representative of economic development - the employment ratio,
poverty incidence as well as citizens' own perception of their economic
As I mentioned earlier this week, including GDP per capita in the dataset
was just in order to have a reference point if we would like to run some
data analysis. We initially wanted to have some macroeconomic indicators
including debt ratios, but were not able to find detailed regional data, so
we can leave this category out in this version.
>>Right no, we have to make sure that all "employment2" rows that
>>previously referred to youth unemployment now contain dependency ratio
>>data. Velichka, is that correct?
Yes, we decided to remove youth unemployment, as we already have "neets" in
the Education category or young people who are not working and not studying
(including young people over 24).
The Dependency Ratio measures the load on working age population and
signalises a demographic or generational imbalance.
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Marian Steinbach <marian at sendung.de> wrote:
> Am 25. April 2012 05:00 schrieb Velichka Dimitrova
> <velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org>:
> > ...
> > @Marian, this is the last dataset update, I hope it won't cause too much
> > work to update, I have added the data series to the dataset and done all
> > labels like the rest.
> OK. We still have a decision to make about GDP. See below.
> > ...
> > I suggest the following re-naming of the basic categories into more
> > titles
> > Employment >> Labour Market
> > Wealth >> Equality OR Household Income
> > @Marian, would it be problematic to have two words for the categories?
> No, that will happen anyway, depending on language used.
> On the spreadsheet status:
> We need a final status of the spreadsheet, but right now, it's not final
> We need to decide whether or not GDP per capita should be included. I
> strongly for excluding including it, so we have less categories, and
> GDP wasn't a proper category like the others anyway (no sub-proxies).
> Since I have the impression that you, Velichka, are against the GDP
> category anyway, I have moved it, together with the other obsolete
> proxy "Youth unemployment rate in the age group 15-24" to a backup
> spreadsheet named "Backup Series Metadata". This is like a trash bin.
> The column lookup for column B in sheet "Series Data" is currently
> broken. I don't see why, but I can look at that if anyone needs it. As
> far as I can tell, we don't need it in the app.
> I will no also move out the GDP rows from "Series Data" into yet
> another backup sheet.
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