Discrimination in Latin America: an economic perspective

Produced by: 
Inter-American Development Bank
The World Bank
Available from: 
December 2009
Paper author(s): 
Hugo Ñopo
Alberto Chong
Andrea Moro
Gender Economics

In addition to posing a profound moral problem, social exclusion producesa tremendous inefficiency that is detrimental to the economy, democracy,and the whole of society. Discrimination leads to a very unequal distribu-tion of opportunities, which in turn prevents society from benefiting froma greater human capital, independent of race, that could contribute tohigher rates of production, productivity, and competitiveness. Therefore,discrimination impedes economic growth and poverty reduction.


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