Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Diferencias étnicas en Colombia: una mirada antropométrica

Contents:

Author Info

  • Adolfo Meisel Roca

    ()

  • Karina Acosta O.

Abstract

Using data from the 2010 Colombia Demographic and Health Survey and National Survey of the Nutritional Situation in Colombia (ENDS-ENSIN), we analyzed the evolution of the Colombian height trends among the birth cohort 1946-1992 by ethnic group. We find that there are statistically significant differences between the ethnic groups we considered. Those who self-recognized as afrocolombian have greater average height than the indigenous group and are also taller than those who don´t identify themselves as either of these two groups, which we refer to as others. In our analysis we also find that the height gap between afros and the others, tends to reduce in the time period we study. Moreover, the results suggest that the Colombian indigenous group has a higher potential growth of `biological well being´ when they improve their socioeconomic status. RESUMEN: En este trabajo estudiamos la evolución de la estatura de los colombianos nacidos entre 1946 y 1992. El análisis se realiza para los principales grupos étnicos del país. Para ello utilizamos una muestra con información antropométrica de un total de 92.953 personas de la Encuesta Nacional de la Situación Nutricional en Colombia (ENSIN, 2010), publicada en el 2011. Entre las principales evidencias, se encuentra que existe una diferencia significativa entre los grupos de clasificación étnica. Quienes se auto reconocieron como afro descendientes tienen estaturas promedios mayores al grupo de indígenas y mayores a quienes no se identifican con ninguno de estos dos grupos. Además, la brecha entre los afrocolombianos y los no étnicos es cada vez menor en el tiempo. También encontramos que el grupo de indígenas presenta un mayor potencial de crecimiento en el bienestar biológico y así ocurre cuando sus condiciones de vida mejoran.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.banrep.gov.co/documentos/publicaciones/regional/documentos/dtser_166.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL in its series DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL with number 009421.

as in new window
Length: 0
Date of creation: 08 Apr 2012
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:col:000102:009421

Contact details of provider:

Related research

Keywords: antropometría; etnia; bienestar social;

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Blog mentions

As found by EconAcademics.org, the blog aggregator for Economics research:
  1. Diferencias étnicas en Colombia: una mirada antropométrica
    by Maximo Rossi in Wikiprogress América Latina on 2012-04-19 19:15:00

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:col:000102:009421. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Banco De La República - Economía Regional).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.