Inequality Traps in South Africa: An overview and research agenda

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Show simple item record Pellicer, Miquel en_US Ranchhod, Vimal en_US Sarr, Mare en_US Wegner, Eva en_US 2012-12-03T12:07:12Z 2012-12-03T12:07:12Z 2011-03 en_US
dc.description.abstract There has been considerable effort in ascertaining with confidence the trends in income inequality in South Africa. South Africa has traditionally been among the most unequal countries in the world and continues to be so. Surprisingly, levels of inequality have not decreased despite the transition to democratic rule in the 1990s; if any, they seem to have increased. There has also been considerable work on the proximate causes of these highlevels of inequality on the basis of inequality decompositions (See Leibbrandt, Levinsohn and McCrary 2010, Leibbrandt. Woolard, Finn and Argent 2010, and Bhorat et al. 2009 for recent analyses). However, much less is known about the underlying causes of this high level of inequality and of its persistence. en_US
dc.publisher Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit en_US
dc.subject Income inequality
dc.subject Inequality trip
dc.title Inequality Traps in South Africa: An overview and research agenda en_US

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