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WP 04/087 - Emergent Black Affluence and Social Mobility in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Author: 
Rulof Burger, Ronelle Burger and Servaas Van Der Berg

Date of Publication: 
November 2004

Abstract: 
Firstly, the paper at tempts to identify the features that distinguish the affluent and specifically the black affluent from the rest of the population with a descriptive analysis. The paper investigates how affluence predictors vary between different race groups. It shows a dramatic increase in black affluence. Household heads be longing to this group, how ever, have educational attainment levels exceeding the average for the affluent suggesting that income might rise to match or exceed average levels for the affluent as the group matures.

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