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Ethnicity and Earnings in Urban Peru

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dc.creator Ñopo, Hugo
dc.creator Saavedra, Jaime
dc.creator Torero, Maximo
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:09:22Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:09:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20216
dc.identifier ppn:377980927
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20216
dc.description In this paper we study the relationship between ethnic exclusion and earnings in Urban Peru. Our approach to the concept of ethnicity involves the usage of instruments in many of its several dimensions: mother tongue, parental background, religion, migration events and race. In order to approximate what can be called racial differences in a context like the Peruvian in which ?racial mixture? is the main characteristic of the population, we use a scorebased procedure to capture both the differences and the mixtures. By means of this procedure each individual is assigned intensities by pollsters in each of the four categories that correspond to the most easily recognized distinct racial groups in the Peruvian society: Asiatic, White, Indigenous, and Black. We find that the multidimensional race indicator is correlated with several human capital and physical capital assets, as well as with access to public services. Using an extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca (B-O) decompositions to allow comparisons among infinitely many groups, we find that a substantial part of the earnings differences between racial groups cannot be explained by differences in individual characteristics. The results suggests that among wage earners after controlling for a large set of characteristics, there are racially related earnings differences in favor of predominantly White individuals. In the case of the self-employed, none of the empirical distributions of earning differences attributable to race is substantially above zero.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 980
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J71
dc.subject J15
dc.subject J31
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject race discrimination
dc.subject minorities
dc.subject wage differentials
dc.subject semi-parametric
dc.subject Lohndifferenzierung
dc.subject Ethnische Diskriminierung
dc.subject Städtischer Arbeitsmarkt
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Peru
dc.title Ethnicity and Earnings in Urban Peru
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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