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Measuring wealth inequality in South Africa: An agenda

Aroop Chatterjee

No wp-2019-45, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Understanding wealth inequality has unique significance in South Africa. The co-existence of extreme poverty and extreme wealth is starkly visible. Apartheid-era inequality has persisted despite more than 20 years of democracy. Much of the research on inequality has focused on inequality of income and of opportunities. There is a large gap in understanding wealth inequality?levels of wealth inequality, how wealth is held, and the mechanism through which wealth inequality is produced and reproduced. This gap requires a specific research agenda, which this paper suggests.

Keywords: Administrative data; wealth inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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