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South African Income Distribution, 1970-1998 the other end of the scale, here's South Africa, with the world's widest income distribution and at least three distinct modes - a group with typical developed-nation income, a middle group that is like the lower ones in latin america, and a third that is down in that $1-$2/day region. You can find all of them in Soweto. Remember the shack I showed you just before my grandfather's;

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