Wage Inequality in Africa

Wage Inequality in Africa

by Shirley Johnson-Lans (Editor)

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This Palgrave Pivot features original research studies of wage inequality in African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. The contributors examine gender and racial wage differentials, as well as the effects of urbanization and globalization on inequality in wages and earnings. They also examine the extent to which human capital factors such as education and experience contribute to the significant wage differentials that exist in African countries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319515649
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Series: Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Shirley Johnson-Lans is Professor of Economics at Vassar College, USA. Her principle areas of specialization are applied micro-economics, labor economics, and health economics. Her publications include many journal articles and book chapters on a wide variety of subjects ranging from child marriage in India to an analysis of the Affordable Care Act. She is the author of A Health Economics Primer.


Oliva D’Aoust, World Bank Group
Patricia Jones, Oxford University, UK
Louise Bernard, Oxford University, UK

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Shirley Johnson-Lans
2. Foreign Direct Investment and Racial Wage Inequality: Evidence from South Africa; Shirley Johnson-Lans, Patricia Jones
3. The Urban Wage Premium in Africa; Patricia Jones, Olivia D’Aoust, Louise Bernard
4. Gender-Based Wage Differentials and Employment in Post-Apartheid South Africa, 1995-2004; Shirley Johnson-Lans

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