Counting Ethnicity and Race: Harmonizing Race and Ethnicity Data in Latin America (2000-2016)

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Dec 2017
This document provides an inventory of available national census and household survey questions on race and ethnicity in Latin America while sharing a methodology for harmonizing data on race and ethnicity across countries over time. By contributing to the understanding of how to harmonize race and ethnicity variables, we hope to increase the pool of researchers who can use race and ethnicity data to undertake cross-country analysis that will inform development policy-making to reduce socio-economic gaps between indigenous peoples, African descendants, and the rest of the population.