Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107973
Authors: 
Finn, Arden
Leibbrandt, Murray
Oosthuizen, Morné
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/127
Abstract: 
Post-apartheid poverty and inequality trends have been the subject of intensive analysis, yet relatively little attention has been devoted to the impact of differential price movements on the measurement of poverty and inequality. This paper aims to tell the story of the evolution of both money-metric and non-money-metric poverty and inequality in post-apartheid South Africa, and to assess the effect of prices on this story. Our results show that inflation over the latter half of the 2000s has been anti-poor and that accounting for differential price movements dampens the measured improvements in poverty and inequality.
Subjects: 
inequality
poverty
prices
South Africa
JEL: 
E31
D63
I32
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-848-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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