Patrinos, Harry, Emmanuel Skoufias, and Lunde Trina (2007). "Indigenous Peoples In Latin America: Economic Opportunities And Social Networks" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

Despite significant changes in poverty overall in Latin America, the proportion of indigenous peoples living in poverty did not change much from the early 1990s to the present.It is shown here that low income and low assets are mutually reinforcing. Social networks affect the economic opportunities of individuals through two important channels: information and norms. However, our analysis shows that the networks available to indigenous peoples do not facilitate employment in non-traditional sectors.