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Cuesta arriba para los afroperuanos: evidencia de la discriminación en el acceso al mercado laboral de Lima Metropolitana

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  • Francisco Galarza

    (Universidad del Pacífico)

  • Gustavo Yamada

    (Universidad del Pacífico)

  • Carlos Zelada

    (Universidad del Pacífico)

Abstract

Usando un método experimental que consiste en enviar CV ficticios pero creíbles para candidatos de origen blanco y afroperuanos en Lima Metropolitana, encontramos evidencia de una menor preferencia para contactar y contratar a profesionales afrodescendientes, a pesar de ostentar un nivel de capital humano similar al de sus contrapartes de origen blanco. En estos empleos, los afroperuanos reciben 38% menos llamadas que los peruanos de origen blanco, a pesar de poseer ambos similares niveles de capital humano. Esta conducta discriminatoria, sin embargo, no resulta estadísticamente significativa en el caso de las ocupaciones técnicas ni de aquellas que requieren baja calificación. Observamos, además, que la apariencia física tiene un efecto significativo en las tasas de respuesta de las tres categorías ocupacionales: los candidatos no agraciados son preferidos en los empleos profesionales y técnicos; y los candidatos atractivos, lo son en los empleos no calificados. Finalmente, no se aprecia un trato diferenciado basado en el sexo y la raza para empleos técnicos y no calificados.

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  • Francisco Galarza & Gustavo Yamada & Carlos Zelada, 2015. "Cuesta arriba para los afroperuanos: evidencia de la discriminación en el acceso al mercado laboral de Lima Metropolitana," Working Papers 15-03, Centro de Investigación, Universidad del Pacífico.
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