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The Contribution of Income Components to Income Inequality in South Africa: A Decomposable Gini Analysis

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  • Leibbrandt, M.V.
  • Woolard, C.D.
  • Woolard, I.D.

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Households in developing countries adopt livelihood strategies that often rely on income from a diversity of sources. From a policy perspective it therefore becomes important to understand the relative importance of income sources in driving inter-household inequality and poverty.

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  • Leibbrandt, M.V. & Woolard, C.D. & Woolard, I.D., 1996. "The Contribution of Income Components to Income Inequality in South Africa: A Decomposable Gini Analysis," Papers 125, World Bank - Living Standards Measurement.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobali:125
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    Keywords

    POVERTY; SOUTH AFRICA; INCOME; QUALITY OF LIFE; SOCIAL JUSTICE;

    JEL classification:

    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being

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