Data Quality Workshop

Call for Papers

DataFirst is hosting a data quality workshop on 25-26 September 2014. The aim of the workshop is to address issues around the measurement of economic and social indicators using survey and administrative data. The workshop will be closed to individuals presenting papers and invited participants, in order to promote the free exchange of ideas.

A number of themed sessions are planned:


Interrogating the Quarterly Labour Force Survey data

Papers in this session include:

an assessment of the impact of income imputations in the QLFS earnings data;

an assessment of the quality of the QLFS panel;

measuring uncertainty in the QLFS employment estimates and a comparison of the QLFS, QES and SARS employment numbers.


Changes in the welfare of South African households: measurement and reality

Papers for this session include:

the importance of changes in estimated total number of households in South Africa;

the changes in measured household size in Stats SA surveys and the impact on employment, poverty and inequality;

the reliability of the 1995 October Household Survey as a benchmark for changes in household welfare.


What can we learn from newly available data from the Department of Basic Education?

DBE has recently allowed DataFirst to make the SNAP school survey data available. We encourage interested researchers to submit papers that make use of this data.


Submission of papers on topics broadly related to survey or administrative data quality is also encouraged.

Please RSVP to beverley.adams[at] by the 31st of August.


Please Note:  DataFirst reserves the right to cancel if there is not enough interest in the workshop.


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