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Asimilación laboral de los inmigrantes colombianos en Estados Unidos

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  • Edgard Polanco

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La migración internacional de colombianos es un tema de interésdebido la gran cantidad de colombianos en el exterior. Para el año 2005 habíaaproximadamente 5 millones de colombianos fuera del país. Comparados con lapoblación total de Colombia los nacidos en Colombia que viven en el exteriorson el 11% de la población. Este estudio detalla la asimilación de colombianosempleando datos del censo de los Estados Unidos del año 2000. Los resultadosindican que los inmigrantes colombianos demoran entre 20 y 30 años en cerrarla brecha salarial y que se asimilan más rápido que los demas inmigrantes.**International emigration of Colombians has become an interestingresearch subject given its increasing numbers. By 2005 there were approximately5 millions of Colombians living abroad. They represent 11% of thetotal Colombian population. On this study we analyze the labor inception ofColombian migrants in the USA labor market by using data from the USA 2000Population Census. The results point out that for Colombian migrants it takesbetween 20 and 30 years for them to close the wage gap with their Americancounterparts and that they actually get assimilated faster than migrants fromother Latin American countries.

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  • Edgard Polanco, 2009. "Asimilación laboral de los inmigrantes colombianos en Estados Unidos," REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL ROSARIO, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO, May.
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    Keywords

    Migración internacional; inserción laboral; brecha salarial.**International migration; labor inception; wage gap.;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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