The middle class and inequality in South Africa

dc.creatorFinn, Arden
dc.creatorLeibbrandt, Murray
dc.creatorWoolard, Ingrid
dc.date2014-06-19T13:29:57Z
dc.date2014-06-19T13:29:57Z
dc.date2014-06
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:06:40Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:06:40Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionThe high level of inequality in South Africa has added fuel to the debate surrounding the extent to which an African middle class has emerged in South Africa in the past 20 years. This paper analyses changes in income inequality and the composition of the middle class over a 15 year period using data from the 1993 PSLSD and NIDS Waves 1 and 2. The high level of inequality in South Africa makes defining the middle class difficult. In this study we use income decile groups four to seven to define the middle class, groups eight and nine to define the upper class and decile ten describes the top income group.
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/725
dc.identifier.ris TY - Report DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Middle class KW - Income inequality KW - South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - The middle class and inequality in South Africa TI - The middle class and inequality in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/725 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/725
dc.languageen
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.relationSALDRU Research Brief;November 2013
dc.subjectMiddle class
dc.subjectIncome inequality
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.titleThe middle class and inequality in South Africa
dc.typeReport
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceResearch Briefen_ZA
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