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Las consecuencias económicas de un nombre atípico. El caso colombiano

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  • Gaviria, Alejandro

    (Facultad de Economía de la Universidad de los Andes)

  • Medina, Carlos

    (Investigador del Banco de la República, seccional Medellín)

  • Palau, María del Mar

    (Asistente de Investigación, Universidad de los Andes)

Abstract

This paper attempts to explain the socioeconomic consequences of carrying an “atypical name” for the case of Colombia. The results from the first part of the paper indicate that young women, with less educated parents, living in rural areas, and belonging to ethnic minorities are more likely to carry an atypical name. The results from the second part show that carrying an atypical name may have a large impact upon earnings (over 10%). This effect is much greater for educated individuals than for non-educated ones. // Este artículo examina las consecuencias en los ingresos laborales de tener un nombre atípico para el caso colombiano. La primera parte del artículo muestra que los jóvenes, hijos de padres no escolarizados, habitantes de zonas rurales y pertenecientes a minorías étnicas tienen una mayor probabilidad de tener un nombre atípico. La segunda parte muestra que el efecto de un nombre atípico en los salarios es grande (superior a 10%) y que el mismo es mucho mayor para las personas escolarizadas que para los no escolarizadas. Los resultados sugieren la existencia de mecanismos de trasmisión intergeneracional distinto de los tradicionales (restricciones de crédito, mecanismos hereditarios, transferencias de ingresos, etc.).

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Article provided by Fondo de Cultura Económica in its journal El Trimestre Económico.

Volume (Year): LXXVII (3) (2010)
Issue (Month): 307 (julio-septiembre)
Pages: 535-556

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Handle: RePEc:elt:journl:v:77:y:2010:i:307:p:535-556

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Keywords: nombres atípicos (“sin tocayo”); salarios; exclusión social; propensity score matching;

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  1. Francisco Galarza & Liuba Kogan & Gustavo Yamada, 2011. "¿Existe discriminación en el mercado laboral de Lima Metropolitana? Un análisis experimental," Working Papers, Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico 11-15, Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico, revised Dec 2011.

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