LLILAS presents Marcelo Paixão

Thu, March 21, 2013 | UNB 3.502, Santa Rita Suite, Texas Union

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The "race or color" category in Brazilian demographic databases:  History, international comparison and current state of the art

Marcelo Paixão is a professor at the Economics Institute of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ.) He is also the director of the Laboratory of Analysis of Race Relations on Economic, Historical, Social and Statistics Issues (LAESER) and the coordinator of the Afro-Brazilian Observatory.

Marcelo Paixão has written several articles about racial inequalities in Brazil such as Confronting Race and Inequality in Brazil and Educational Performance and Race in Brazil. He pointed out that dark-skinned people are systematically excluded from the means that would allow them to secure social rights, attain upward social mobility and gain public visibility for their cause.

He also published the Relatório Anual das Desigualdades Raciais no Brasil: 2009-2010, and The Paradox of the “Good” Student: Race and the Brazilian Education System. Marcelo Paixão provides a detailed analysis of educational gaps by race confronting students in Brazil.

He has recently done research in cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) about race and data in Latin America.


For more information, contact Paloma Diaz. <p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu>


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