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Movilidad intergeneracional y raza en Uruguay

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  • Graciela Sanromán

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

  • Cecilia González

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

Abstract

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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  • Graciela Sanromán & Cecilia González, 2010. "Movilidad intergeneracional y raza en Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1310, Department of Economics - dECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1310
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    Keywords

    Intergenerational mobility; education; afro-descendants;

    JEL classification:

    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General

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