Apartheid Educativo: Educación, Desigualdad e Inmovilidad Social en Bogotá (Educational Apartheid: Education, Inequality and Lack of Social Mobility in Bogotá)

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 13, No. 25, p. 137, 2011

26 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2012

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Mauricio Garcia-Villegas

University of Wisconsin, Platteville

Laura Quiroz Lopez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a research on socioeconomic inequality in Bogota’s secondary education (year 2009). The results shows that socioeconomic student level is significantly associated both to educational access (public or private sector), and to educational quality (positions at State test - ICFES). This demonstrates that in Bogotá not only each social class study separately but also rich people get a better education than poor people. This situation of social segregation (Apartheid) aggravates some of the already most pervasive Colombian problems: social immobility, economic inequality and illegitimacy of the political.

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Keywords: socioeconomic inequality, social discrimination, secondary education

Suggested Citation

Garcia-Villegas, Mauricio and Quiroz Lopez, Laura, Apartheid Educativo: Educación, Desigualdad e Inmovilidad Social en Bogotá (Educational Apartheid: Education, Inequality and Lack of Social Mobility in Bogotá) (2011). Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 13, No. 25, p. 137, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2000992

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Laura Quiroz Lopez

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