Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M)

Please be aware that UNBC recently signed a license agreement, as a member of Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) program, which allows UNBC students and researchers access to the Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M).
 
Brief description: The Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M) is a tool designed to assist those interested in analyzing the financial interactions of governments and individuals in Canada. It can help one to assess the cost implications or income redistributive effects of changes in the personal taxation and cash transfer system. (Source: SPSD/M: Product Overview)
 
Detailed information: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/microsimulation/spsdm/spsdm — See under Overview for detailed information.
 
Slide presentation by Chantal Hicks at Statistics Canada: https://cudo.carleton.ca/system/files/dli_training/4078/dlie.pdf 
 
Access:  This product may be accessed through Abacus.  Once you connect to Abacus (you will be asked to authenticate with your UNBC username and password), click on Advanced Search, and search for SPSD/M in the Title field.  For the most recent data, click on the most recent version in the result list.  You will land on the metadata page, where it is important to note the Terms of Use (scroll down the page to see these).  APPENDIX IV is relevant to this product.  Click on the Data & Analysis tab to download the software package and documentation.
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