The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy

Type Book Section - Part IV The labour market, distribution, and social policy: Chapter 33 The economics of education in South Africa
Title The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy
Edition 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2022
Page numbers 707-734
Publisher Oxford University Press
Country/State USA
In this chapter we show that while there have been substantial improvements in educational attainment in South Africa, with narrowing racial gaps in the years of education attained, there continue to be large disparities in education outcomes, leading to differences in the proportion of South Africans completing secondary school or studying further by race. Low post-secondary enrolment largely reflects limited, and starkly unequal, levels of learning in primary and secondary schools.

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