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Trends in South African income distribution and poverty since the fall of apartheid

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
Leibrandt, M., Woolard, I., Finn, A., & Argent, J.
Published :
2010
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This report presents a detailed analysis of changes in both poverty and inequality since the fall of Apartheid, and the potential drivers of such developments. Use is made of national survey data from 1993, 2000 and 2008. These data show that South Africa’s high aggregate level of income inequality increased between 1993 and 2008. The same is true of inequality within each of South Africa’s four major racial groups.