ABSTRACT – The labor earnings differential by race in Brazil is high even among individuals who completed at least a bachelor’s degree. Decompositions of the earnings gap between white and black workers using the 2000 and 2010 Census data indicate that disparities in the distributions of racial groups across fields of study help explain 14% of the total mean earnings differential in 2000 and 24% in 2010. The estimated contribution of this factor seems to be larger at the median of the earnings distribution, accounting for one third of the gap between white and black workers in 2010.

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Ano: 2014

Working-paper: 067

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