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The gender-wage gap in South Africa (blog 2 of 2)

In a previous blog, we discussed unconditional wage gaps in South Africa. As a refresher, an unconditional wage gap is simply the difference in average or median wages between demographic groups (say, for example, the gap between females and males), not controlling for factors that influence wages, like experience or education. As a reminder, unconditional estimates suggest that men earned approximately 36% more than females according to the 2019 Labour Market Dynamics Survey (LMDS).

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