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dc.contributor.authorChong, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorÑopo, Hugoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:47:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:47:53Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51463-
dc.description.abstractThis paper surveys evidence on discrimination in Latin America and shows that there is a widespread perception of discrimination, especially against the poor, the uneducated and those who lack connections. The channels through which discrimination occurs may be built on the basis of economic factors. However, while perception surveys may be informative, they are less than ideal at helping pinpoint the extent and mechanisms related. Recent experimental evidence suggests little room for discriminatory practices in the region. This puzzle, where individuals perceive discrimination is in the air, but few act discriminatorily, is consistent with an explanation about stereotyping that vanishes when information flows operate well.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 614en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelO54en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Experimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordDiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordLatin Americaen_US
dc.subject.stwDiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwLateinamerikaen_US
dc.titleDiscrimination in Latin America: An elephant in the room?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn585625743en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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