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Working PaperEarnings in the South African Revenue Service IRP5 data
The IRP5 and IT3(a) tax data from the South African Revenue Service have been made available to researchers through a joint project between the South African Revenue Service, the National Treasury, and UNU-WIDER...Employment Labour income South Africa
Working PaperExclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amidst low national growth in South Africa
Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the income trajectories of the rich continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Working PaperProduct market competition and the labour market: Evidence from South Africa
We study the relationship between product market competition and labour market outcomes in South Africa. We combine firm-level data from tax records with individual-level data from the labour force survey...product market competition Tax data Unemployment
Working PaperThe size distribution of monetary policy effects among South African manufacturing firms: Firm-level evidence from administrative tax data
Monetary policy is believed to have a disproportionate effect on firms, depending on their size...credit channel Firm heterogeneity Financial constraints
Working PaperThe creation of an individual panel using administrative tax microdata in South Africa
The availability of anonymized individual tax return data can contribute to a deeper understanding of the drivers behind the high levels of inequality and unemployment in South Africa...Tax data Administrative data