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NOPOOR Policy Brief Nr. 11: Exclusion of Indigenous Children: The Role of Aspirations in Peru

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This policy brief highlights a particular mechanism underlying the exclusion process of indigenous people in Peru. It presents the results of a research that analyse the role of aspirations in inequality persistence between ethnic groups in the context of Peru. Do indigenous children invest less time in their education because they have internalized discriminatory values and consequently adjusted downward their aspiration? Or do they invest less time because poverty and the lack of information prevent them from desiring to achieve high goals?

Image: Amazonian Indians ©IRD - Dominique Buchillet