Understanding Contemporary Household Inequality in South Africa

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1999-05

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University of Cape Town


Development Policy Research Unit


University of Cape Town

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Development and Poverty Research Unit Working Paper Development Policy Research Unit Working Paper 99/025

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This paper uses various decomposition techniques to understand the nature of household inequality in contemporary South Africa. It examines, firstly, the importance of race in overall inequality; secondly, the contribution of major income sources to national inequality; and thirdly, the relationship between inequality, poverty and the labour market.
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