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Ethnic and Gender Discrimination in labor markets: The Bolivian Case

Balderrama Duran, Diana LU (2012) EKHR92 20121
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to identify wage gaps attributable to discrimination in labor markets as consequence of discrimination in endowments such as education. For this purpose, the paper analyzes supply and demand-side of labor market, in order to establish a base line for the econometric analysis.

Some indexes and descriptive data were provided in order to give more support to the econometric findings. The results show that there is evidence of discrimination by gender, ethnicity and region; as well discrimination seems to be explained by education opportunities that may determine further productivity.

One striking result is given by the way to measure the variable ethnicity, depending on the methodology used to define ethnicity,... (More)
The aim of this paper is to identify wage gaps attributable to discrimination in labor markets as consequence of discrimination in endowments such as education. For this purpose, the paper analyzes supply and demand-side of labor market, in order to establish a base line for the econometric analysis.

Some indexes and descriptive data were provided in order to give more support to the econometric findings. The results show that there is evidence of discrimination by gender, ethnicity and region; as well discrimination seems to be explained by education opportunities that may determine further productivity.

One striking result is given by the way to measure the variable ethnicity, depending on the methodology used to define ethnicity, results have large differentials. (Less)
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author
Balderrama Duran, Diana LU
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EKHR92 20121
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
ethnicity, gender, human capital, discrimination, labor market
language
English
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3054406
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2012-09-20 12:25:05
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper is to identify wage gaps attributable to discrimination in labor markets as consequence of discrimination in endowments such as education. For this purpose, the paper analyzes supply and demand-side of labor market, in order to establish a base line for the econometric analysis.

Some indexes and descriptive data were provided in order to give more support to the econometric findings. The results show that there is evidence of discrimination by gender, ethnicity and region; as well discrimination seems to be explained by education opportunities that may determine further productivity. 

One striking result is given by the way to measure the variable ethnicity, depending on the methodology used to define ethnicity, results have large differentials.},
  author       = {Balderrama Duran, Diana},
  keyword      = {ethnicity,gender,human capital,discrimination,labor market},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ethnic and Gender Discrimination in labor markets: The Bolivian Case},
  year         = {2012},
}