oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Financial inequality in South Africa
Have government's policies failed?
Are we better off than 15 years ago? : market perspective

Volume 17, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



There has been a lot of discussion around the and its implications for South Africa in recent weeks. For those who are not familiar with this parameter, the is a measure of statistical dispersion and is often used to measure the inequality of income or wealth in a country (a coefficient of 0 indicates perfect equality in income or wealth, whereas a coefficient of 100 indicates total inequality). Results of a survey published in August show that amongst the countries surveyed, South Africa has one of the highest at 57,8 (Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia) compared to India (36,8), Brazil (57), Nigeria (43,7) and the Peoples Republic of China (46,9). It also seems that in 15 years our has changed little.

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