Summary 5 - Earning Inequality Within and Across Gender,...

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Earning Inequality Within and Across Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Groups in Four Latin American Countries Wendy Cunningham and Joyce P. Jacobsen From: The World Bank April 2008 Summary by: Naila Prieto Preview: Latin American Countries are characterized having high income and earning inequalities, as well as inequality by gender, race and ethnicity. The report used household survey data from (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Guyana). This paper demonstrates that within- group earnings inequality rather than between-group earnings inequality is the main contributor to overall earnings inequality. Introduction: Latina American countries have high wage and earning inequalities (gender, racial, ethnic- related). This paper tries to answer the question, how these two inequalities are interrelated b considering how they fair in distribution of labor earning and how it affects the overall labor earnings inequality. They do this by examining a survey from 4 countries, the race factor in Brazil and Guyana and the ethnicity factor from Bolivia and Guatemala. The approach they take is to recalculate the overall labor earnings inequality under the
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