The gap between rich and poor: South African society’s biggest divide depends on where you think you fit in

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dc.contributor.author Meiring, Tiaan
dc.contributor.author Kannemeyer, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Potgieter, Elnari
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T12:58:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T12:58:34Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.citation Meiring, T., Kannemeyer, C., Potgieter, E. (2018). The gap between rich and poor: South African society’s biggest divide depends on where you think you fit in. Cape Town: SALDRU, UCT. (SALDRU Working Paper Number 220).
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928281-81-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/901
dc.description.abstract In this paper we consider social cohesion primarily in terms of its absence – “the nature and extent of social and economic divisions within society” (Easterly et al., 2006: 105). We use data from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) to advance an understanding of what underpins individual perceptions of inequality as the biggest division in South Africa. In particular, our interest is in the relationship between perceived relative standing and registering the gap between rich and poor as the greatest divide in South Africa. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This paper is an AFD-UCT-IJR Partnership, written as part of the “Social Cohesion, Inequality and Inclusive Development” partnership agreement between the French Development Agency, South African Office and the University of Cape Town. It is funded by the French Development Agency (AFD). We acknowledge very useful comments from AFD seminars in Pretoria and in Paris as well as from participants in the 4th DIAL Conference on Development Economics. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Saldru Working Papers;220
dc.subject Social cohesion en_US
dc.subject Social and economic divisions en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title The gap between rich and poor: South African society’s biggest divide depends on where you think you fit in en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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