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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 Domicílios (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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  • Jean-Louis Arcand & Béatrice D'hombres, 2004. "Racial discrimination in the Brazilian labour market: wage, employment and segregation effects," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(8), pages 1053-1066.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:16:y:2004:i:8:p:1053-1066
    DOI: 10.1002/jid.1116
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