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Racial discrimination in the Brazilian labour market: wage, employment and segregation effects

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  • Jean-Louis Arcand

    (CERDI-CNRS, Université d'Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France)

  • Béatrice D'hombres

    (CERDI-CNRS, Université d'Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France)

Abstract

The social science literature has done much to document pervasive racial discrimination in Brazil and there is little doubt that a very dark colour is a handicap to social advancement. Nevertheless, very few empirical economic studies have attempted to quantify the impact of ethnic discrimination in Brazil. Using data culled from the Pesquisa National por Amostra de Domic�lios (PNAD), this paper fills this void by analysing ethnic wage and employment gaps, as well as occupational segregation in Brazil, using the Oaxaca decomposition methodology. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 16 (2004)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 1053-1066

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Cited by:
  1. Luana Marquez Garcia & Paola Salardi & Hugo R. Ñopo, 2009. "Gender and Racial Wage Gaps in Brazil 1996-2006: Evidence Using a Matching Comparisons Approach," IDB Publications 6767, Inter-American Development Bank.
  2. Juan Pablo Atal & Hugo R. Ñopo & Natalia Winder, 2009. "New Century, Old Disparities: Gender and Ethnic Wage Gaps in Latin America," IDB Publications 5398, Inter-American Development Bank.
  3. Gradín, Carlos, 2007. "Why Is Poverty So High Among Afro-Brazilians? A Decomposition Analysis of the Racial Poverty Gap," IZA Discussion Papers 2809, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Pham, T. Hung & Reilly, Barry, 2007. "Ethnic Wage Inequality in Vietnam: Empirical Evidence from 2002," MPRA Paper 6477, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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