Ethnic inequality traps in education – podcast and presentation now available

A podcast and presentation of the lunchtime seminar given by OPHI Research Officer Adriana Conconi, titled ‘Are there ethnic inequality traps in education? Evidence from Brazil and Chile’, is now available.

In the seminar, Conconi discusses whether there is evidence to support the existence of inequality gaps in educational attainment between different ethnicities in Brazil and Chile. For Brazil, she finds, there is statistical evidence of persistent disparities in educational opportunities between Afro-Brazilians and white Brazilians that show no signs of reduction. Similarly, there appear to be persistent differences in the opportunities open to indigenous and non-indigenous individuals in the case of Chile.

You can download the podcast and presentation from the seminar, which was given on Thursday 13 February 2014, here.

OPHI’s seminar series is open to all, and provides an opportunity to listen to interesting lectures on issues relating to our research themes. Seminars take place from 12-1pm in Seminar Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, OX1 3TB. A free sandwich lunch is available on a first come, first served basis.

You can view a list of our forthcoming seminars and listen to past seminars here.