It takes 9 generations for children of poor families to reach the average income in South Africa … and Twitter cannot cope

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a fascinating report on inequality, including a measure estimating how long it will take for a child in a poor family to earn the average income. Twitter user Zamandlovu Ndlovu posted the results indicating that in South Africa it will 9 generations for a child in a poor family to earn the average income in South Africa. As they say ” Twitter could not cope” with a range of polarised responses on this data. It is a thread that is well worth reading to understand inequality in South Africa. It raises a question – how many generations will it take for South Africa to confront its deepest challenge – inequality?

 

 

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