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South Africa -- 10/3/19 Daypass -- Education Inequality and Income Inequality in South Africa since the End of Apartheid
Speaker: Professor David Lam, Director, Institute for Social Research, and Professor of Economics, University of Michigan Speaker’s Synopsis: When apartheid ended in 1994, South Africa had one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Inequality in education was both a cause and a consequence of high income inequality. After 25 years there has been little change in income inequality, in spite of improvements in levels of education and education inequality. This presentation analyzes trends in education inequality and income inequality and examines how they interact in South Africa’s highly unequal society. David Lam is Director of the Institute for Social Research and Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he has done collaborative research since 1996. His research in South Africa analyzes links between education, labor markets, and income inequality.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 10/03/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorim
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED