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Title:The determinants of earnings inequalities: panel data evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Authors:Kerr, AndrewISNI
Teal, FrancisISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Journal of African Economies (ISSN 0963-8024)
Volume:24
Issue:4
Pages:530-558
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:wage differentials
wages
External link:https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejv006
Abstract:In this article the authors analyse the relative importance of individual ability and labour market institutions, including public sector wage setting and trade unions, in determining earnings differences across different types of employment. To do this they use the KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study panel data from South Africa, which show extremely large average earnings differentials across different types of employment. The results suggest that human capital and individual ability explain much of the earnings differentials within the private sector, but cannot explain the very large premiums for public sector workers. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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