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|Title:||Imputed Expenditure Variables for Family Resources Survey, 1995-1996|
|Depositor:||Sutherland, H., University of Cambridge. Department of Applied Economics. Microsimulation Unit|
Sutherland, H., University of Cambridge. Department of Applied Economics. Microsimulation Unit
Taylor, R., University of Cambridge. Department of Applied Economics. Microsimulation Unit
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||Joanna Gomulka|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The aims of the survey were:
1. To carry out a systematic and comprehensive comparison of Family Expenditure (FES) and Family Resources Survey (FRS) micro-data as inputs into a tax-benefit microsimulation model.
2. To draw general lessons from this exercise about the relative merits of the two datasets for descriptive purposes, and to establish the extent to which they can be considered as representative of the same population.
3. To develop methods for the enhancement of FRS data with expenditure data from the FES, using statistical matching and other imputation techniques. The intention is to experiment and explore a range of techniques and assumptions with the aim of establishing the method that is best suited to the particular purpose: the calculation of the revenue and distributional effects of complex reforms to the tax benefit system.
4. To draw general lessons from this exercise about the prospects and limitations of inter-dataset enhancements.
5. To communicate the assumptions and conclusions of the study in a manner that is transparent and of widespread use. One part of this process will be to provide copies of the synthetic database to interested users, accompanied by detailed documentation (subject to permission from the data providers).
The main topics covered include housing expenditure and household services, motoring, food, leisure, adults' clothing and footwear, household goods and personal, items with no VAT, food with no VAT, books and newspapers, domestic fuel and power, travel and drugs and charitable gifts, children's clothes, insurance (not life), beer and lager, cider, fortified wine, unfortified wine, champagne and sparkling wine, spirits and liqueurs, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, petrol, diesel oil, pools, betting (not National Lottery), National Lottery.
|Time period:||April 1995 - March 1996|
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Private households in Great Britain south of the Caledonian Canal.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
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|Number of units:||26435 (target) 26435 (obtained);Any weights in original datasets have not been used.|
|Method of data collection:||
Taken from existing sources - Family Expenditure Survey, 1995/96 and Family Resources Survey, 1995/96.
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
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|First edition:||06 March 2002|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
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By principal investigator(s):
Taylor, R., Sutherland, H., Gomulka, J. (2001) Using POLIMOD to evaluate alternative methods of expenditure imputation, Research Note MU/RN/38.
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