South Africa



WORKING PAPER 29

Inchauste, Gabriela, Nora Lustig, Mashekwa Maboshe, Catriona Purfield, and Ingrid Woolard. 2017.“The Distributional Impact of Fiscal Policy in South Africa.” CEQ Working Paper 29, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, REVISED May.


WORKING PAPER 31
Lustig, Nora. 2016.
 “Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.” Journal of Globalization and Development 7(1): 17–60.

Earlier Version:

Lustig, Nora. 2015. “Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.” CEQ Working Paper 31, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, July.


WORKING PAPER 85
Lustig, Nora, Jon Jellema, and Valentina Martinez Pabon. 2019.
 “Leaving No One Behind: Can Tax-funded Transfer Programs Provide Income Floors in Sub-Saharan Africa?” CEQ Working Paper 85, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, September.

WORKING PAPER 86
Lustig, Nora, Jon Jellema and Valentina Pabon Martínez. 2021. “Are Budget Neutral Income Floors Fiscally Viable In Sub-Saharan Africa?” CEQ Working Paper 86, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University,  March.

WORKING PAPER 106
Goldman, Maya, Ingrid Woolard, and Jon Jellema. 2021. “The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty and Income Distribution in South Africa 2014/15.” CEQ Working Paper 106, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, January.



The Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers: Evidence from Eight Low & Middle Income Countries.
Edited by Gabriela Inchauste and Nora Lustig, 2017, Washington DC: World Bank.

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World Bank Video: How Tax and Spending Policies Can Reduce Poverty and Inequality
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“Revisiting the impact of direct taxes and transfers on poverty and inequality in South Africa.”

Maboshe, Mashekwa and Ingrid Woolard
UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2018/79
August 2018

“The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty and Income Distribution in South Africa 2014/2015.”
Goldman, Maya, Ingrid Woolard and Jon Jellema
French Development Agency: Research Paper No. 198
December 2020

Also Published as:

“The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty and Income Distribution in South Africa 2014/2015.”
Goldman, Maya, Ingrid Woolard and Jon Jellema
African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research: Working Paper no. 7
January 2021

“South African Housing Subsidies: The Challenges of Measuring the Impact of a Productive Asset.”
Jellema, Jon and Maya Goldman
French Development Agency
March 2021

“Inequality Measurements: The Impact of a Correction for Missing Top Incomes in a South African Household Survey.”
Goldman, Maya, Jon Jellema and Ingrid Woolard
French Development Agency
March 2021