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Adapting the South African National Income Dynamics Study for use as a base micro-data set for SAMOD A Tax-benefit Micro-simulation Model Adapting the South African National Income Dynamics Study for use as a base micro-data set for SAMOD A Tax-benefit Micro-simulation Model HOT

In this paper we present the main data issues that were confronted when the first wave of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) 2008 was adapted for use as the micro-data underlying a recently developed static  tax-benefit micro-simulation model for South Africa (SAMOD). NIDS is the first national household panel survey in South Africa. SAMOD V1.1, which is based on the EUROMOD platform, was initially underpinned by a dataset derived primarily from the South African Income and Expenditure Survey 2000 but additionally drew on data from several other national surveys. As the NIDS questionnaire is more comprehensive in scope than the IES by, for example, containing questions about intra-household relationships - it is better suited for determining eligibility for some of the existing social assistance arrangements such as the child support grant.

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