Earnings Inequality in South Africa, 1995-2003
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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2003 Unskilled African female managers African women Africans and whites Asian men relative Asian women Average hourly earnings Bhorat brackets are median Cape Town coloured and Asian confidence interval constant 2000 prices derived from ISCED earnings of African earnings of female earnings of highly earnings of male earnings of semi-skilled earnings of skilled earnings of unskilled earnings of white earnings of women economic economy by ski/ls Errors indicated Figure Figure 17 formal sector gender earnings gap highly skilled workers Hofmeyr HSRC ISCO skills level large ﬁrms Large Public Small male counterparts male managers managers with tertiary managers without tertiary Median hourly earnings median values occupational group Overall public sector Public Small Large qualiﬁcations by race real earnings semi-skilled African semi-skilled workers shows Signiﬁcantly different small ﬁrms Small Large Public South Africa statistically significant Table unskilled and semi-skilled unskilled women Values in brackets white counterparts white women women by race