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National Transfer Accounts

National Transfer Accounts (NTA) provide a coherent accounting framework of economic flows from one age group or generation to another, typically for a national population in a given calendar year. This manual presents the concepts, methods and estimation procedures to measure these flows over the life-cycle. The NTA estimates are useful to understand and analyse the implications of changing age structures for the fiscal sustainability of social programs, the accumulation of physical and human capital, economic growth, and familial support for children, youth and older persons.

Service line: Evidence-based policy
Category: National Accounts
Created by: Population Division
Type: Capacity Development Tool
Format: Manual
Language(s): English
Location: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/development/NTA_Manual.shtml
Publication: 2011
Target audience: National Statistical offices, Government practitioners
Availability: Web accessible/downloadable