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Labour Unions and Wage Inequality Among African Men in South Africa

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  • Miracle Ntuli

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  • Prudence Kwenda

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    (University of the Witwatersrand
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    One Achilles’ heel of post-Apartheid South Africa is the growing intra-racial income inequality, particularly among Africans. This paper examines the role of labour unions in explaining this phenomenon among African men given that labour markets are at the core of income inequality in South Africa.

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    Paper provided by University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit in its series Working Papers with number 13159.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2013
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    Publication status: Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, December 2013, pages 1-26
    Handle: RePEc:ctw:wpaper:13159

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    Keywords: Income Inequality; Wage Distribution; Labour Unions; Inequality Decomposition; South Africa;

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