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Definition: Transitivity (in international comparisons)

SNA 1993

Transitivity (in international comparisons) is a condition which implies that the direct (binary) index for country k based on country i is equal to the indirect index obtained by multiplying the direct (binary) index for country k based on country j by the direct (binary) index for country j based on country i. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/statmanuals/files/SNA_1993_EN.pdf
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United Nations, "System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993", § 16.88, United Nations, New York, 1993
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