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Title:Economic Growth and the Distribution of Racial Incomes in the South African Economy
Author:McGrath, Michael D.
Periodical:South Africa International
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:income distribution
Economics and Trade
Ethnic and Race Relations
Labor and Employment
Development and Technology
Abstract:This paper attempts to provide some insights into the historical effects of economic growth on the distribution of incomes in South Africa. It begins by examining the issue of economy-wide income inequality, and then examines the incomes of the racial groups and their relative growth since 1946/47. The incidence of poverty and urban-rural inequalities is then examined. The concluding section speculates on possible future trends. The main emphasis is placed on income inequalities between whites and Africans, although the other racial groups are also discussed. - Ref., tab.