Revista de Economia Contemporânea
Print version ISSN 1415-9848
KILSZTAJN, Samuel et al. Race, equality and income distribution in Brazil. Rev. econ. contemp. [online]. 2005, vol.9, n.2, pp. 367-384. ISSN 1415-9848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-98482005000200006.
This article analyzes race/ethnic income inequality and income distribution within blacks and within non-blacks in Brazil, 2001. Despite the Brazilian racial democracy myth, income is concentrated by non-black people that moreover earn higher wages than blacks with the same level of education. Although income within blacks is somewhat better distributed than for non-blacks and for Brazilians altogether, this better distribution is not quite significant when compared to international indicators. Therefore, income inequality in Brazil surpasses ethnic origin and emerges for blacks and non-blacks.
Keywords : income distribution; racial justice; blacks.