Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution

Wage Inequality in Africa

Editors: Johnson-Lans, Shirley (Ed.)

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  • Features original empirical studies using large national data sets
  • Integrates the economics of labor, education, gender, and urbanization Concisely explores issues in five African countries
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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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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.

ContributorsOliva D’Aoust, World Bank GroupPatricia Jones, Oxford University, UKLouise Bernard, Oxford University, UK

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wage Inequality in Africa
Editors
  • Shirley Johnson-Lans
Series Title
Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51565-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51565-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51564-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84685-9
Series ISSN
2662-382X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 84
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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