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Discriminación en América Latina: Eso que (casi) todos vemos? (Discrimination in Latin America: An Elephant in the Room?)

  • Alberto Chong

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  • Hugo Ñopo

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Este trabajo investiga la evidencia de discriminación en América Latina y muestra que hay una percepción generalizada de discriminación, especialmente en contra del pobre, el no instruído y aquellos que carecen de conecciones. Los canales a través de los cuales la discriminación ocurre se construyen en base a factores económicos. Sin embargo, mientras las encuestas de percepción son informativas, éstas son menos que ideales para ayudar a precisar el alcance y los mecanismos relacionados. Evidencia experimental reciente sugiere que hay poca cabida para prácticas discriminatorias en la región. Esta aparente contradicción en donde los individuos perciben que hay discriminación en el aire, pero pocos actúan discriminatoriamente, es consistente con una explicación acerca de estereotipos que desaparecen cuando los flujos de información funcionan bien.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4537.

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