Main Article Content


This article examines intergenerational educational mobility for black middle classes in Bogotá, Cali and the total of the thirteen metropolitan areas. This work uses mobility tables, models of first-order Markov and probability transition matrices. The findings show that afrocolombian middle classes facing greater immobility compared to the no afrocolombian middle classes. This suggests the presence of racial/ethnic discrimination in general, but with stronger effects in Bogotá.

Viáfara López, C. A., Estacio Moreno, A., & González Aguiar, L. M. (2010). Racial/ethnic status, gender and social mobility in Bogota, Cali and thirteen metropolitan areas of Colombia: a descriptive and econometric analysis. Sociedad Y Economía, (18), 113–136. Retrieved from