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SANTOS, José Alcides Figueiredo. Class effects on racial inequality in Brazil.Translated byThiago Gomide Nasser,  João Feres Júnior. Dados [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0011-5258.

This article analyzes the conditioning exercised by class inequality on racial inequality in income between whites and non-whites (the latter including both pardos, or mixed race, and pretos, or blacks) in Brazil. The study uses linear regression techniques aimed at unveiling the "moderating" effect of class categories in the attenuation or exacerbation of race effects on personal income. There is a racial gap favoring whites in nearly all class categories, but its effect is significantly moderated by class condition. The racial gap in income is higher among middle-class positions and especially among managers. The proletarian segments per se display the lowest racial gaps in income.

Keywords : socioeconomic classification; social class; race; racial gap; class-race interactions; racial income inequality; social divisions in Brazil.

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