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La Informalidad: ¿Estrategia de Sobrevivencia o Forma de Vida Alternativa?

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  • Mercado, Alejandro F.

    (IISEC, Universidad Católica Boliviana)

  • Ríos, Fernando

    (IISEC, Universidad Católica Boliviana)

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    Abstract

    La cada vez mayor presencia de un Sector Informal en el ámbito laboral urbano ha generado, al menos, tres lecturas del fenómeno: La que considera que es el resultado del funcionamiento del sistema capitalista, la que lo asocia a una estructura económica que transitaría con base en una racionalidad distinta a los supuestos de la teoría económica, y aquella que la toma como la acción racional de los individuos frente a un sistema con características mercantilistas y excluyentes. De allí surge la interrogante si la informalidad es una estrategia de sobrevivencia o es una alternativa de vida en una estructura económica híbrida. Los resultados alcanzados en esta investigación dan cuenta que la informalidad sería, evidentemente, una respuesta frente a un sistema discriminador contrario a los valores que sustentan una sociedad abierta.

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana in its series Documentos de trabajo with number 4/2005.

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    Length: 21 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Apr 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:iisecd:2005_004

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    Keywords: Informalidad; mercado; sector Laboral;

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    Cited by:
    1. World Bank, 2009. "Increasing Formality and Productivity of Bolivian Firms," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2675, August.
    2. World Bank, 2009. "Gender in Bolivian Production : Reducing Differences in Formality and Productivity of Firms," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2669, August.

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