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II A Poverty Profile of South Africa

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Source: Economic Policies for a New South Africa

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Desmond Lachman , and Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1992

ISBN: 9781557751980

Keywords: expenditure, middle-income countries, tax burden, expenditures, income distribution

Poverty can be placed in context most easily by focusing on the bipolar nature of the South African economy—a bipolarity that was maintained until recently by the legal regime of apartheid. It manifests itse...