Harmonisation of Annual Micro Data for Colombia: Gross vs. Net and the Twilight of Inequality

Teresa Munzi and Jörg Neugschwender (LIS)

In this article, Teresa Munzi and Jörg Neugschwender describe the particular challenges that arose during harmonisation of the annual Colombian micro data series. The data for Colombia have been taken from two different surveys, the Continuous Household Survey (ECH) for 2001 until 2006, and the Great Integrated Household Survey (GEIH) from 2007 onwards. Mainly two points are discussed: first the mixed collection of gross vs. net income information, and how income taxes and social contributions have been simulated consistently and second the fact that the two surveys yield rather different inequality levels.

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December 15, 2021 | News