Equal in Poverty, Unequal in Wealth: Ethnic Stratification in Chile, the Mapuche Case

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Autor:
Valenzuela, Macarena S. - Toro Maureira, Sergio - Rojo Mendoza, Félix
URI:
http://repositoriodigital.uct.cl/handle/10925/3386
Datos de publicación:
BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH,Vol.36,526-541,2017
Temas:
Chile - ethnic groups - Mapuche - poverty - social stratification
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Resumen:
How does ethnic status affect social stratification in Chile? Despite a rich theoretical debate in the literature on social stratification, there is a shortage of empirical approaches to this phenomenon in Latin America. This research note seeks to bridge the analytical gap by describing the social exclusion of indigenous people in Chile. From a case study in La Araucania region and using statistical techniques to give equal weightings to indigenous and non-indigenous groups (specifically Mapuches and non-Mapuches), we attempt to show that given equal socio-demographic conditions, the incomes of both groups are similar in the low and middle strata, and differentiated in the higher strata.

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