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Determinantes de los ingresos laborales de los graduados universitarios en Colombia: un análisis a partir de la Herramienta de Seguimiento a Graduados

  • Nohora Y. Forero Ramírez

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  • Manuel Ramírez Gómez

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Teniendo como referentes la teoría del capital humano y la dese~nalización, el documento analiza la influencia de variables socioeconómicas,laborales y de las características de las Instituciones de Educación Superior(IES), sobre el ingreso laboral de los graduados universitarios en Colombia,utilizando la Herramienta de Seguimiento a Graduados (2005). Se encuentraque vivir en Bogotá, ser hombre, tener padres m´as educados o haber obtenidoel t´ıtulo en IES privadas o acreditadas, se relaciona positivamente con laprobabilidad de devengar mayores ingresos laborales. El ´area de conocimiento,la posición ocupacional y el tipo de vinculación laboral también explican losingresos de la población estudiada.*****************Combining Human Capital and Signaling theories and a previouslyunavailable data source, this paper seeks to explain recent graduates´ laborincome in Colombia. Data from a National Education Ministry survey is usedgiven its comparative advantages on providing specific information such asfield of study and features of the education institution. The main result isthat some specific features as male gender, residence in Bogot´a, having parentswith higher levels of education, or a degree obtained from a private institution,enhance the probability of obtaining a higher labor income. Some regularitiesas field of study and occupational position also explain higher wage levels.

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