The Educational and Social Profile of the Indigenous People of Ecuador: A Multidimensional Analysis

José Manuel Castellano, Efstathios Stefos, Lisa Gaye Williams Goodrich

Abstract


The objective of the study is to examine the educational level and the social profile of the indigenous people of Ecuador by means of a descriptive and multidimensional statistical analysis of this sector of the Ecuadorian population, based on data from the National Survey of Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment from 2015. The descriptive analysis shows the frequency and percentages of the variables used in the investigation, while the multidimensional statistical analysis is used in order to show the principal and most important criteria of differentiation and classification among the groups of people investigated. These methods involve a factorial analysis of multiple correspondences which demostrates the criteria of differentiation and a hierarchical cluster analysis to define groups of people according to their common traits.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/res.v9n1p137

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