May 20, 2021
Still plodding on with this. I did a fairly big refactor of how incomes where handled, and that’s simplified things bit. Need to do another one to cut down some of the huge enumerations used for employment and education status and the like, and simplify many of the crazily long names.
I’ve got as far as non-means-tested benefits now. This is more of a struggle than I’d hoped. It throws up all sorts of wierdness in the FRS. A sample:
- receipts of some benefits are imputed, but the results of the imputations seem wrong to me sometimes.
Here’s some workings where it seems people are getting duplicate amounts of some benefits. Also, PIP seems to be imputed on a calendar year basis, rather than financial years.
This is annoying because I’m relying on these amounts as a simple way of modelling some benefits without going in to the mechanics of the assesment procedure. Ideally I’d like to be able to model the actual assessment for disability benefits but information is just not there: there’s a set of ADL - like measures in the FRS, but not the ones used for PIP. I’ve got some rough regressions of pip takeup from a while back that I could maybe adapt later on.
I can’t remember if I knew all this back when I had a proper job.Tags: Benefits
May 20, 2021
Now that I have merged in SHS data, with postcodes, I’ve been doing something with it.Tags: Local Taxes
Merging SHS and FRS Data
February 7, 2021
Tags: Data Merging
Getting Somewhere, and a Mild Rant
December 15, 2020
.. 3 months later.
The Covid test I mentioned last time was negative. But 4 weeks ago I had another test, just on a vague feeling, and that one was positive. So it’s been a tricky few weeks. I’ll maybe write an entire entry on this.
On the model: I’ve been fitting it in amongst paid work, so progress is slower than I’d like.Tags: Programming
Making A Start
July 8, 2020
I’m writing a Scottish Tax Benefit model, and I thought I would blog my progress. I’m writing this mainly just for me, as a kind of journal; I really would be rather disturbed if anyone read much of it (but, if you do, welcome..). As much as anything I’d like some practice writing a few hundred words every day.Tags: Programming