About the work
The recent availability of tax administrative and other micro-data on enterprises and jobs in South Africa provides a valuable resource for policy-relevant academic research. This allows for a deeper understanding of the functioning of the private sector, the labour market and public revenue mobilization. The goal is to create well-documented longitudinal datasets with key variables that can be augmented with research topic-specific variables. This serves as a basis for not only tax research but also for other research strands that require micro-level administrative data. In this project, researchers from UNU-WIDER, the National Treasury of the Republic of South Africa (NT) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS), will build and expand the tax administrative and other micro-data available to researchers in South Africa. Policies that promote development need to be built on reliable facts, and administrative data offers an inexpensive way for this.
Duties and responsibilities
retrieve, clean, and process data in SQL and Stata
maintain the data and resolve errors in the extraction and data cleaning process
assist in drafting, reviewing and revising documentation related to the data
research assistance (analyse existing data, surveys, reports, technical journals and media)
actively participate in meetings related to the position
other duties as requested by the supervisor related to the research and administrative work.
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