Earnings Inequality in South Africa, 1995-2003

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Providing useful insights on the correlation between skills and income, this precise investigation studies the levels of earning inequalities in the formal sector of the South African economy in the post-democratic era. Measuring the growth of poverty over an eight-year period, this informed study analyzes the earning gap between high- and low-skilled workers, whites and other race groups, and men and women to determine the challenges of a growing democracy.

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Ingrid Woolard is a senior researcher in the employment and economic policy research program of the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. Chris Woolard is a senior lecturer in the department of chemistry at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.