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Working PaperWage inequality under inflation-targeting in South Africa
This paper aims at providing new evidence over the effect of conventional monetary policy shocks on wage inequality through the earnings heterogeneity channel under the inflation-targeting regime implemented in South Africa since 2000...Earnings Earnings inequality Inequality
Policy BriefReducing inequalities in South Africa: Progress on equality thwarted by slow growth and success of top earners
South Africa has the highest rate of measured inequality in the world. Often thought to be a legacy of the apartheid system, inequality in South Africa has stubbornly persisted...Earnings personal income tax Survey data
Working PaperEarnings and employment microdata in South Africa
Traditionally, analysts of the South African labour market have used household survey data to describe earnings and employment in the post-Apartheid period...Administrative data Data sources Earnings
Working PaperTaking stock of South African income inequality
We synthesize the findings from several recent papers on South Africa’s very high income inequality...Earnings personal income tax Survey data
Journal ArticleHuman capital, labour market outcomes, and horizontal inequality in Guatemala
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and ChangeInequality Ethnicity Schooling
Working PaperThe resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades
Welcoming 60,000 Southeast Asian refugees in the 1979–80 period has become a celebrated part of Canada’s history, but the eventual integration of these refugees into Canadian society has received insufficient attention...Canada Earnings Economic integration
Working PaperHuman capital, labour market outcomes, and horizontal inequality in Guatemala
With the second largest indigenous population by percentage in Latin America, Guatemala is an important case for understanding horizontal inequality and indigenous politics...Inequality Ethnicity Schooling