November 17, 2022
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What’s new about inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa? released its 2022 annual inequality data update for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Three key results are worth highlighting: first, despite some decrease, income inequality as measured by the top 10% income share, remains very high in the Africa region and the patterns highlighted previously – in particular the distinctive North-South gradient – remain valid ; second, gender inequality exhibits important variability across the continent with the female income share ranging from 8% in Somalia to 41% in Guinea-Bissau ; third, the top 10% share and female labor income share appear to be positively correlated. This could be due to the fact that the female labor income share increases with the share of women in wage work and this share increases with income inequality.

Link to Issue Brief by Anne-Sophie Robilliard.

Link to Technical Note providing details on data and methods.

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