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Formación para el Trabajo en Colombia

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  • Juan ESteban Saavedra

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  • Carlos Medina

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La participación del estado en la formación para el trabajo (FpT) se justifica por fallas contractuales en el mercado laboral y consideraciones redistributivas. Este ensayo: i) caracteriza la oferta de programas de FpT en Colombia—educación media vocacional, formación profesional técnica y tecnológica, y formación complementaria—, ii) discute evidencia rigurosa disponible referente a su impacto y pertinencia, y iii) rescata, a partir de la evidencia, lecciones para el diseño de programas de FpT. Estas lecciones incluyen la efectividad de la financiación pública a la provisión privada relativa a la provisión pública directa, los méritos de los incentivos al desempeño y de la separación de funciones de financiación, provisión y regulación, y la importancia de currículos enfocados a competencias transversales no-rutinarias.

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Paper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 740.

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Length: 57
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:bdr:borrec:740

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Keywords: Formación para el trabajo; educación media vocacional; formación técnica y tecnológica; formación complementaria; Colombia. Classification JEL: J24; M53.;

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  1. Isabelle Joumard & Juliana Londoño Vélez, 2013. "Income Inequality and Poverty in Colombia - Part 1. The Role of the Labour Market," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 1036, OECD Publishing.

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