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Racial Discrimination in the Brazilian Labor Market: Wage, Employment and Segregation Effects

  • Jean-Louis ARCAND


  • Béatrice D'HOMBRES


    (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International(CERDI))

The social science literature has done much to document pervasive racial discrimination in Brazil and there is little doubt that a very dark color 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.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Journal of International Development, 2004, pages 1053-1066
Handle: RePEc:cdi:wpaper:438
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