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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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  • Schultz, T.P. & Mwabu, G., 1998. "Wage Premia for Education and Location, by Gender and Race in South Africa," Papers 785, Yale - Economic Growth Center.
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    Keywords

    EDUCATION ; GENDER ; WAGES ; SOUTH AFRICA;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education

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