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

  • Arcand Jean-Louis

    (CERDI-CNRS, University of Auvergne & European Development Network)

  • Béatrice d'Hombres

    (CERDI-CNRS, University of Auvergne)

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 sectoral segregation in Brazil, using the Oaxaca decomposition methodology. In addition, we use a quantile regression approach to see whether the inter-ethnic wage gap is heterogeneous over the conditional wage distribution

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Date of creation: 13 Oct 2005
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