From school to the labor market: Unraveling the gears of racial inequalities
It is well documented that the brazilian black population has lower levels of employment and wages than whites. Our research agenda shows that a substantial part of this gap is associated with racial inequality in education. On average, blacks enter the labor market with less education than whites. Our research provides evidence of some discriminatory mechanisms associated with the process of accumulation of human capital that contribute to the perpetuation of racial inequalities in education. Based on the mechanisms identified, we speculate on educational policies that could be effective in reducing racial inequalities.
About Ricardo Madeira
Ricardo Madeira is Professor of Economics at USP (FEA-USP) and co-founder of Por A + B. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, a Master's from FGV and a BA from USP. His main areas of research are applied microeconomics, educational economics, educational inequality and educational policy evaluation. He has been involved in several educational policy impact assessment projects. He was a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and today he is a consultant for Instituto Unibanco.