Equal in Poverty, Unequal in Wealth: Ethnic Stratification in Chile, the Mapuche Case
- Valenzuela, Macarena S. - Toro Maureira, Sergio - Rojo Mendoza, Félix
- Datos de publicación:
- BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH,Vol.36,526-541,2017
- Chile - ethnic groups - Mapuche - poverty - social stratification
- Migración Web of Science 
- 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.