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BUSTAMANTE A, Christian David  and  MINA, Santiago Arroyo. Race as Determinant of the Access of a Quality Job: A Study for Cali. Ens. polit. econ. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.57, pp.130-175. ISSN 0120-4483.

Labor discrimination by race has been a subject widely analyzed in labor economics, but the influence of this factor on the access to a good quality job has not been explored or tested enough. This analysis is of vital importance for a city like Cali and its metropolitan area, since it has the largest share of black population in the country; according to the Census of 2005, 26% of its inhabitants are black. In this document we test the hypothesis that race affects job quality, using a generalized ordered logit. The results show that being a black worker in Cali increases the probability of having a bad quality job during the second quarter of 2004 by 12.2%.

Keywords : labor discrimination; race; job quality; ordered models.

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