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Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America : an empirical analysis /
edited by George Psacharopoulos, Harry Anthony Patrinos.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c1994.
xxiii, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c1994.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-232).
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Appeared in Choice on 1995-04:
This volume appraises the extent of poverty among indigenous as compared to nonindigenous populations across Latin America. In empirical case studies of Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, and Peru, contributors examine differences in educational attainment and occupational status, and link these to patterns of poverty within indigenous and nonindigenous groups. The authors also develop a series of policy recommendations that seek to alleviate observed poverty differentials between these two groups. The detailed information in the case studies will be of great value to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to professional researchers seeking quantitative data on human capital and income characteristics of these populations. The analyses of household and individual level data for the case study countries will contribute in constructive ways to policy debates on the provision of educational infrastructure among poor populations. Those seeking historical-structural analyses of the political and cultural causes of poverty and inequality between indigenous and nonindigenous groups will find this book less satisfying. The volume presents a descriptive, production-side assessment of indigenous people and poverty, and leaves aside the complex of historical, political, and cultural forces that also contribute to poverty and inequality. V. A. Lawson; University of Washington
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Introductionp. 1
The Costs of Ethnicity: An International Reviewp. 5
How Many Indigenous People?p. 21
Methods and Datap. 41
Urban Boliviap. 55
Guatemalap. 97
Mexicop. 127
Perup. 165
Conclusionp. 205
Referencesp. 219
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