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Reducing 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
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Earnings 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
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Taking 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
Working Paper
Construction and public procurement in Uganda

As it transitions to an oil-producing country, Uganda’s investments in infrastructure and physical capital will increasingly depend on the ability of the construction sector to respond to surges in demand and transform investment effort into ou...

Construction sector Procurement Natural resources
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Top income adjustments and tax reforms in Ecuador

Top income under-coverage in developing countries not only leads to downward biased inequality indicators but might also affect the ex-ante evaluation of progressive tax reforms...

Top incomes Survey data Tax data
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Empirical challenges comparing inequality across countries: The case of middle-income countries from the LIS database

This study presents new empirical results, using microdata from the LIS database, on development patterns in economic inequality for a set of countries that are less covered in the empirical literature, mostly due to the lack of appropriate data...

Economic development Equality Middle-income countries
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Poverty in Mozambique: Significant progress but challenges remain Poverty Inequality Survey data
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