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Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa$
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Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108927

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108927.001.0001

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Transforming the Distributional Regime

Transforming the Distributional Regime

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(p.376) Chapter 11 Transforming the Distributional Regime
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Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa
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Jeremy Seekings

Nicoli Nattrass

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108927.003.0011

This chapter considers what a more egalitarian distributional regime would entail in the South African context. First, it examines how Ireland and the Netherlands expand employment by means of a social accord process. It then evaluates the use of the social accord process to address unemployment in South Africa, arguing that it has to be inclusive of labour-market outsiders. An inclusive social accord in South Africa would need to support high-productivity activities, but not at the cost of slower employment growth overall. The chapter also discusses how to enhance the value of redistribution via the budget in South Africa.

Keywords:   egalitarian, distributional regime, South Africa, Ireland, Netherlands, social accord, unemployment, redistribution, budget, employment

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