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Education, Family Backgrounds and Racial Earnings Inequality in Brazil

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  • Omar Arias
  • Gustavo Yamada

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    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico)

  • Luis Tejerina

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This study investigates the role of race, family background and education in earnings inequality between whites and the African descendent population in Brazil. It uses quantile Mincer earnings regressions to go beyond the usual decomposition of average earnings gaps. Differences in human capital, including parental education and education quality, and in its returns, account for most but not all of the racial earnings gaps. There appears to be greater pay discrimination at the higher salary jobs for any skill level. Returns to education vary with the gradient of skin color. While returns are similar for white and mixed race workers at the top of the adjusted wage scale, mixed race workers at the bottom are rewarded similar to blacks. Thus, while equalizing access to quality education is key to reduce racial earnings inequality in Brazil, specific policies are also needed to facilitate equal access of non-whites to good quality jobs.

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Paper provided by Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico in its series Working Papers with number 04-04.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2004
Date of revision: 2004
Handle: RePEc:pai:wpaper:04-04

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Keywords: Brazil Education Pay Differentials Racial Discrimination Race Family Background Earnings Inequality;

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  2. 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.
  3. 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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  5. World Bank, 2011. "Strengthening Skills and Employability in Peru : Final Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12533, The World Bank.
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  9. Gustavo Yamada, 2006. "Retornos a la educación superior en el mercado laboral: ¿Vale la pena el esfuerzo?," Working Papers 06-13, Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico, revised Dec 2006.
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  13. Gustavo Yamada & Juan Castro, 2010. "Educación superior e ingresos laborales: Estimaciones paramétricas y no paramétricas de la rentabilidad por niveles y carreras en el Perú," Working Papers 10-06, Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico, revised Dec 2010.
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