Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161484
Authors: 
Bedasso, Biniam
Obikili, Nonso
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/100
Abstract: 
This paper examines the nature and evolution of horizontal and vertical human-capital inequality in South Africa since the end of apartheid. Using census data from 1996, 2001, and 2011, we use different measures of years of schooling to examine the dynamics both across and within racial, linguistic, gender, and geographic groups. We find that on average inequality has been falling in South Africa although with significant variation across the country. Finally we examine the relationship between changing inequality over time and electoral outcomes. We find that vertical inequality amongst youth is very strongly associated with changing electoral outcomes.
Subjects: 
inequality
political competition
voting behaviour
South Africa
JEL: 
I24
D63
D72
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-144-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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