Why is inequality in South Africa higher than in Germany?

by Carlos Gradín
(UNU-WIDER, Helsinki)

The understanding of inequality requires the analysis of changes in income distributions across countries and over time as well as the identification of its drivers. To achieve this Carlos Gradín uses different statistical tools to identify the distributional patterns and summarize the results using inequality indices. This article showcases common inequality measures (Gini & Mean Log Deviation) decomposed by different social strata, with a particular focus on education.

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March 10, 2020 | News