The Contribution of Income Components to Income Inequality in the Rural Former Homelands of South Africa: A Decomposable Gini Analysis
Murray Leibbrandt (),
Christopher Woolard and
Ingrid Woolard ()
Journal of African Economies, 2000, vol. 9, issue 1, pages 79-99
Households in developing countries adopt livelihood strategies that often rely on income from a diversity of sources. From a policy perspective it becomes important to understand the relative importance of income sources in driving inter-household inequality and poverty. Recent theoretical advances allow for the decomposition of the Gini coefficient by income components and for an assessment of the impact of changes in income components on the Gini coefficient. This paper applies such a technique to South African data for the rural former "homeland" areas. In doing so, the paper extends existing knowledge of South African income inequality. Particular attention is paid to integrating the decomposition work into debates about rural development policy in South Africa. Copyright 2000 by Oxford University Press.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (10) Track citations by RSS feed
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: /RePEc:oup:jafrec:v:9:y:2000:i:1:p:79-99
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of African Economies is currently edited by Marcel Fafchamps
More articles in Journal of African Economies from Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)
Address: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK
Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Oxford University Press ().