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 White Asian women relative Average hourly earnings brackets are median Coloured A 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 economy by skills employment Errors indicated Figure 17 formal sector gender earnings gap highly skilled categories highly skilled women highly skilled workers ISCED 76 categories ISCO skills level large firms level is derived male counterparts managers with tertiary managers without tertiary Median hourly earnings median values occupational group Overall 140 public sector qualifications by race real earnings semi-skilled African semi-skilled women semi-skilled workers shows significant trend small firms South Africa statistically significant Table tertiary qualifications relative unskilled and semi-skilled unskilled women Values in brackets white counterparts White H Overall women by race