National Transfer Accounts
for Europe
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The AGENTA Project

The AGENTA project aims at explaining the past and forecasting the future of taxes and public transfers in the light of demographic change in the European Union. A central part of the project is the generation of National Transfer Accounts (NTA) and National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA) for all EU countries. The NTA and NTTA datasets provide comprehensive age-specific information on production, income, transfers, consumption and saving by gender. The data are used for further analysis and as input in economic models. Further information can be found on the webpage of the AGENTA project.

European National Transfer Accounts

National Transfer Accounts constitute an age-specific breakdown of National Accounts. NTA measure (market-) production and the generation of income by age and gender, the redistribution of income between age groups through transfers and assets, as well as the age- and gender-specific use of the disposable income for consumption and saving. The European NTA is consistent with the European System of Accounts and constructed using publicly available and harmonized data from EUROSTAT. The NTA dataset is still under construction and not yet publicly accessible.

National Time Transfer Accounts contain age- and gender-specific data on production, consumption and transfers of products generated in the household economy. Goods and services produced by households for their own consumption are not measured in National Accounts. However, these goods and services constitute an important part of total production and an important part transfers between generations. NTTA data for 17 countries can be accessed using the NTTA data explorer panel in the navigation bar.

The Global National Transfer Accounts Project

The development of the NTA methodology and the construction of accounts is coordinated within the NTA project. This project includes research teams in more than 40 countries and is coordinated by Ronald D. Lee and Andrew Mason. A detailed description of NTA can be found on the web page of the NTA project, including a manual, and access to the global NTA data. With the AGENTA data there multiple NTA data sets for some European countries. While the accounts created by the national teams take better account of country-specific peculiarities, the AGENTA accounts are more readily comparable across countries.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613247.


National Time Transfer Accounts
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HETUS NTTA and MTUS NTTA contain data on production and consumption in form of unpaid household work. HETUS Timeuse complements NTTA data with information on age-specific time use for leisure, personal care and education. HETUS consists of ex-ante harmonized time use surveys and is best suited for cross-country comparisons. MTUS consists of ex-post harmonized time use surveys with data from several years for most of the countries.

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Information and Help: HETUS NTTA

For detailed information about the construction and content of NTTA data consult the AGENTA Manual for NTTA.

Variables: The production variables measure the amount of time used for unpaid work and its monetary value at each age. The consumption variables measure the consumption of the goods and services produced through unpaid work. Both, production and consumption, distinguish between household work (e.g. cleaning, cooking, shopping), childcare and inter-household work, which includes unpaid work carried out for other households.

Measurement: The age-profiles in time are given in minutes per day. The monetary value is measured in Euros and refers to the year 2002. I.e., the wage data which is used to value unpaid work refers to 2002.

Information and Help: MTUS NTTA

For detailed information about the construction and content of NTTA data consult the AGENTA Manual for NTTA .

Years: Most of the years correspond with only one survey for a specific country. It is convinient to use the selection of the year only when one single country is selected.

Variables: The production variables measure the amount of time used for unpaid work and its monetary value at each age. The consumption variables measure the consumption of the goods and services produced through unpaid work. Both, production and consumption, distinguish between household work (e.g. cleaning, cooking, shopping) and childcare. MTUS allows no distinction between work for the own household and unpaid work for other households.

Measurement: The age-profiles in time are given in minutes per day. The monetary value is measured in Euro except for the UK (GBP) and Denmark (DKK). The wage data used for the valuation of unpaid work refers to the year of the survey

Information and Help: HETUS Timeuse

The HETUS Timeuse data contains complementary information on the age-specific time use of people. Detailed information on the estimation and the data can be found in the AGENTA Manual for NTTA .

Variables: Education contains the time spent at school, in courses or at university, studying at home as well as the travel time related to these activites. Paid work includes the time at the job and related activities such as commuting and breaks at work. Personal care includes in particular sleeping, eating and body care. Unpaid work includes housework and childcare and in the category leisure are all remaining free-time activities, in particular hobbies, socializing and cultural activities.

Citation: We suggest the following citation: Vargha L., Seme A., Gal R. I., Hammer, B., Sambt J. (2016): European National Time Transfer Accounts. Available at: http://witt.null2.net/shiny/agenta/.

Feedback and Questions: If you encounter problems, have questions or feedback, please send an e-mail to: bernhard.hammer@oeaw.ac.at
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613247.