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Creating a 2000 IES-LFS Database in Stata


  • Pauw, Kalie


The Income and Expenditure Survey of 2000 is the most recent comprehensive source of information on income and expenditure patterns of South African households. This data is used to compile various household-related sub-matrices for a series of Social Accounting Matrices for South Africa. By linking the Labour Force Survey of September 2000, which contains detailed employment data on occupation codes, activity codes and wages of workers, with the Income and Expenditure Survey of 2000 various factor-related sub-matrices can also be extracted. This paper discusses the steps followed to extract data, correct problems and errors where appropriate or necessary, merge various files, and create Stata format data files that can be used to compile the relevant submatrices. The focus remains highly technical throughout.

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  • Pauw, Kalie, 2005. "Creating a 2000 IES-LFS Database in Stata," Technical Paper Series 15628, PROVIDE Project.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:provtp:15628

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    1. Kalie Pauw & Liberty Mncube, 2007. "The Impact of Growth and Redistribution on Poverty and Inequality in South Africa," Working Papers 07126, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
    2. Mabugu, Ramos & Chitiga, Margaret, 2009. "Is increased agricultural protection beneficial for South Africa?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 256-265, January.
    3. Pauw, Kalie, 2007. "Agriculture and poverty: Farming for food or farming for money?," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 46(2), June.

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