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The emergence of indigenous middle classes in highly stratified societies: the case of Bolivia

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This thesis investigates the emergence of an indigenous middle class between 1975 and 2010 in Bolivia – a country characterized by poor and unstable long-term economic growth, high inequality, and enduring ethnic and class cleavages. The study takes a two-tiered approach. It focuses first on tracing the emergence of the middle class by highlighting the main drivers of socio-economic improvement for individuals. Based on a longitudinal examination of a Socio-Economic Index (SEI) – upon whic...

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St. Cross College; Oxford Department of International Development

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Department:
St. Antony's College; Oxford Department of International Development
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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