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Public-private sector wage differentials and household poverty among Black South Africans

This paper examines the extent and implications of the public-private sector wage differential prevalent amongst the Black South African populace. In this paper we quantify the public sector wage premium, examine the impact of the wage premium on the incidence of household poverty, and perform a robustness analysis to determine whether the poverty effect of the wage premium varies by household type.
Working paper 711
1 September 2017
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14 September 2017
Publication Type: Working Paper
Economic Theme: Public Finance
JEL Code: J31

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