|Type||Working Paper - WIDER Working Paper Series|
|Title||Wage polarization in a high-inequality emerging economy: The case of South Africa|
Earnings growth in South Africa displayed a U-shaped pattern across the earnings percentiles between 2000 and 2015, resembling wage polarization in the industrialized world. We investigate whether the drivers of this example of wage polarization in an emerging economy resemble those explored for industrialized ones. These are: skills-biased technical change; changing sectoral composition; the role of labour market institutions; and how occupational task content interacts with technology.
|»||South Africa - Post Apartheid Labour Market Series 1993-2019|