Apartheid, Growth and Income Distribution in South Africa: Past History and Future Prospects

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Robert Corker

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tamim Bayoumi

International Monetary Fund (IMF); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: December 1991

Abstract

Estimates of a supply-side model of the nonprimary sectors, in which particular attention has been paid to modeling key characteristics of the evolution of the apartheid system, are presented. These imply that the wage differential between white and nonwhite workers doing similar jobs fell significantly over the last two decades to around 14 percent in 1990. This relatively small gap implies that medium-term prospects for the advancement of the disadvantaged groups in South Africa depend heavily on their ability to take up skilled employment, with the direct gains from the elimination of apartheid being relatively small.

JEL Classification: 121, 226, 441

Suggested Citation

Corker, Robert and Bayoumi, Tamim, Apartheid, Growth and Income Distribution in South Africa: Past History and Future Prospects (December 1991). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-30, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=885149

Robert Corker (Contact Author)

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Tamim Bayoumi

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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