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José Santiago Arroyo Mina Leonardo Belalcazar Fernández Luis Felipe Pinzón Gutiérrez Andrés Herminsul Franco

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This paper evaluate the hypothesis that race is a determining factor in access to quality employment in Colombia during 2007.  Using data from the Large Integrated Household Survey (2007-I), we estimate a generalized ordered logit model.  The results provide evidence that individuals self-identified as Afrocolombian have a higher  probability of being in a low quality job than other Colombians.  This probability is higher by 1.9% in Cali, 3.4% in Bogotá, 12.6% in Barranquilla, 1.8% in Cartagena, 1.1% in Medellin and 3.8% overall in these five cities, results that could indicate that there is racial discrimination against Afrocolombians in the Colombian labor market. 

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Abstract

This paper evaluate the hypothesis that race is a determining factor in access to quality employment in Colombia during 2007.  Using data from the Large Integrated Household Survey (2007-I), we estimate a generalized ordered logit model.  The results provide evidence that individuals self-identified as Afrocolombian have a higher  probability of being in a low quality job than other Colombians.  This probability is higher by 1.9% in Cali, 3.4% in Bogotá, 12.6% in Barranquilla, 1.8% in Cartagena, 1.1% in Medellin and 3.8% overall in these five cities, results that could indicate that there is racial discrimination against Afrocolombians in the Colombian labor market. 

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Labor discrimination; race; job quality; logit models
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ARROYO MINA, José Santiago et al. Evidence of Discrimination Against Afrocolombians in the Colombian Labor Market in Major Cities in 2007. Ecos de Economía: A Latin American Journal of Applied Economics, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 41, dec. 2015. ISSN 2462-8107. Available at: <http://publicaciones.eafit.edu.co/index.php/ecos-economia/article/view/3347>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.17230/ecos.2015.41.4.
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