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Wage Premia for Education and Location, by Gender and Race in South Africa

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  • Schultz, T.P.
  • Mwabu, G.

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Despite the lower quality of education provided Africans compared with whites in South Africa, the percentage wage gains associated with additional years of primary, secondary, and higher education are substantially larger for Africans than for whites in 1993, and they increase for both race groups at higher levels of education. The lower quantity (or political quotas) of education received by Africans than whites is a simple explanation for the wage structure documented in this paper.

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Paper provided by Yale - Economic Growth Center in its series Papers with number 785.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:yalegr:785

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Keywords: EDUCATION ; GENDER ; WAGES ; SOUTH AFRICA;

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  1. P. Duraisamy, 2000. "Changes in Returns to Education in India, 1983-94: By Gender, Age-Cohort and Location," Working Papers 815, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.

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