Wage Inequality in Africa

  • Shirley Johnson-Lans

Part of the Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution book series (GPWD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Shirley Johnson-Lans
    Pages 1-5
  3. Patricia Jones, Olivia D’Aoust, Louise Bernard
    Pages 33-53
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 81-84

About this book


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.


income inequality labor studies economic development ethnicity racial wage gap gender wage gap returns to education sub-Saharan Africa income inequality post-Apartheid South Africa urbanisation globalisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Shirley Johnson-Lans
    • 1
  1. 1.Vassar College PoughkeepsieUSA

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