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Movilidad intergeneracional y raza en Uruguay

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  • Graciela Sanromán

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    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Cecilia González

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    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

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    In this paper we analyze intergenerational educational mobility for afro-descendants and no afro-descendants in Uruguay. We consider the relationship between educational achievements of teenagers and their parents’. The results show that relative mobility is higher among afro-descendants than among no-afro descendants and that absolute mobility is higher than relative mobility among afro descendants. We also estimate the educational expected gap between afro and no-afro teenagers. The gap observed between teenagers is similar than the gap observed between parents. Finally, educational differences among parents explain more than a half of the teenager gap.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 1310.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1310

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    Keywords: Intergenerational mobility; education; afro-descendants;

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