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The Arithmetic of Tax and Social Security Reform

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  • Redmond,Gerry
  • Sutherland,Holly
  • Wilson,Moira

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Tax-benefit models are powerful tools for the analysis of the impact of policy reform, in regular use around the world in government and research organisations. This study focuses on one particular model, POLIMOD, and performs three tasks. It provides an illustration of the type of analysis that can be performed, and demonstrates the sensitivity of results to some of the key assumptions that are made. It steps inside POLIMOD and documents some of the inner layers of data manipulation and model construction that drive its output. And it provides a detailed assessment of the reliability of those outputs based on a validation against external sources. The study offers those who use models like POLIMOD, or their outputs, an appreciation of the constraints and assumptions that shape the analysis they provide. And it provides those directly involved in the development of microsimulation models with a guide to methods.

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This book is provided by Cambridge University Press in its series Cambridge Books with number 9780521632249 and published in 1998.

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  2. Dayal N & Gomulka J & Mitton L & Sutherland H, 2000. "Enhancing Family Resources Survey income data with expenditure data from the Family Expenditure Survey: data comparisons," Microsimulation Unit Research Notes MU/RN/40, Microsimulation Unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
  3. Herwig Immervoll & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2009. "Towards a multi-purpose framework for tax-benefit microsimulation: lessons from EUROMOD," International Journal of Microsimulation, Interational Microsimulation Association, vol. 2(2), pages 43-54.
  4. François Bourguignon & Amedeo Spadaro, 2006. "Microsimulation as a tool for evaluating redistribution policies," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, vol. 4(1), pages 77-106, April.
  5. David Piachaud & Holly Sutherland, 2002. "Changing Poverty Post-1997," CASE Papers case63, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
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  8. Sutherland, Holly & Taylor, Rebecca & Gomulka, Joanna, 2002. "Combining Household Income and Expenditure Data in Policy Simulations," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 48(4), pages 517-36, December.
  9. Sutherland, H., 2001. "The National Minimum Wage and In-work Poverty," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0111, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  10. Sutherland H, 2001. "Five Labour Budgets (1997 - 2001): impacts on the distribution of household incomes and on child poverty," Microsimulation Unit Research Notes MU/RN/41, Microsimulation Unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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  12. van de Ven, J., 2001. "Simulating Cohort Demographic Characteristics for Australia," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 779, The University of Melbourne.
  13. van de Ven, J., 2001. "Simulating Cohort Earnings for Australia," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 780, The University of Melbourne.
  14. Sutherland H, 2004. "Poverty in Britain: the impact of government policy since 1997 A projection to 2004-5 using microsimulation," Microsimulation Unit Research Notes MU/RN/44, Microsimulation Unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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  16. François Bourguignon & Amedeo Spadaro, 2003. "Les modèles de microsimulation dans l’analyse des politiques de redistribution : une brève présentation," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 160(4), pages 231-238.

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