The Democratic Security Policy: Socioeconomic Effects in the Rural Areas, 2002-2006
AbstractThis paper measures the impact of strengthening the security policy on the rural labour market in Colombia by exploiting the structural change in the number of rural seizures. The new policy produced dissimilar effects across gender, age-groups, and types of occupation. For adults, especially for women, there were important reductions in the labour participation, with simultaneous reductions in the income across the most representative types of workers, self-employees and day-laborers. For male youths and children there was an increase in the labor participation through the day-labor activities, while females seemed to participate less as self-employees. In general there was a socioeconomic loss in terms of reductions of adult’s labour supply and income, while for youths and children there is a differentiated effect by gender in the labour participation, and no significant connections were found with school enrollment.
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Labour Supply; Crime; Regional Economics Classification JEL: J21; K15; R23;
Other versions of this item:
- Gerson Javier Pérez V., 2012. "The Democratic Security Policy: Socioeconomic Effects in the Rural Areas, 2002-2006," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 009792, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
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- NEP-ALL-2012-07-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2012-07-23 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LAW-2012-07-23 (Law & Economics)
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