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Title:On interracial income distribution in South Africa to the end of the century
Author:Van der Berg, S.ISNI
Periodical:South African Journal of Economics
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:income distribution
equal opportunity
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1813-6982.1989.tb00176.x
Abstract:This article sets out to investigate the likelihood of interracial income redistribution in South Africa during the last two decades of this century under various growth scenarios. It concentrates on the primary distribution of income, i.e. without taking into consideration the effect of taxation and government provision of services. It places interracial income distribution in historical perspective. Primary interracial distribution is influenced by a number of factors, including the level of income, the level and composition of employment, relative wage levels, and nonwage sources of income. Each of these factors is discussed separately and forecasts of interracial income distribution are based on particular assumptions regarding each of these determinants. The main conclusion of the study can be stated as follows: without rapid economic growth, only limited redistribution of primary incomes between groups is likely. Bibliogr., notes, ref.