RISING MIDDLE CLASSES IN INDIA, BRAZIL AND SOUTH AFRICA23 Sep 2014, by
How is the South African middle class doing in comparison to other developing democracies? What are the different definitions of the middle classes in South Africa and India, Brazil and Kenya? The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has been finding out by commissioning research and hosting discussions with experts and stakeholders in India and Brazil. This Round Table report is based on a high-level workshop with Indian and Brazilian think tank partners that took place in São Paulo, Brazil. The report reveals that successful democratic societies of the future will be those that achieve sustained economic growth which consolidates and improves the hard-won status of this demanding and newly empowered constituency. Read the executive summary above or read the full report online here.