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SANTOS, José Alcides Figueiredo. Structural interaction between gender and race inequality in Brazil. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.70, pp.37-60. ISSN 1806-9053.

This paper is guided by the theoretical notion that social divisions generate effects derived from its structural interaction. Having in mind this theoretical motivation, it estimates the gender earnings gap among white e non white (black and mixed color) groups in Brazil. All the eight Generalized Linear Models estimated, whose variables are successively included, show that the gender gap is big across both racial groups but it is bigger among whites. The investigation explores the role of the underlying context of class inequality, as well as others factors, on understanding the racial variation of the gender inequality. The study considers that the characteristics of the racial inequality in Brazil, as well as the intersection between class and race, explain the bigger gender advantage for the white man. The racial hierarchy establishes limits of variation on the gender hierarchy for the non white.

Keywords : Social divisions; Gender inequality; Racial inequality; Intersections between class, race and gender; Ernings.

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