Understanding Inequality and Social Mobility in South Africa

3 Aug 2018 - 15:45
Prof. Murray Leibbrandt, SALDRU director and Pro Vice-Chancellor Poverty & Inequality, UCT


South Africa’s income inequality is one of the highest in the world, and the wealth inequality even higher. This is an area of research in which the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), School of Economics, has excelled for more than a decade. A recent symposium examined SALDRU’s findings on social mobility and inequality with presentations and discussions focusing on the multidimensionality of inequality in South Africa, the impact of inequality on the country’s youth, and the dynamics of the top end of the income distribution. 

All presentations are available online in video, as well as in presentation slides and podcasts of the inputs made by the presenters.