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Efectividad de los canales de búsqueda de empleo en Colombia en el año 2003


  • José Ignacio Uribe García

    () (Departamento de Economía de la Universidad del Valle)

  • Carlos Augusto Viáfara López

    () (Departamento de Economía de la Universidad del Valle)

  • Yanira Marcela Oviedo Gil



This paper studies the efectivity of search methods in the colombian labor market. The empirical analysis is uses the 2003 survey of life quality. More frequently used methods are the informal ones; i.e. informal economic activities are reflected in the informality of search methods. Formal methods are the most effective, followed by the moderated informal methods -weak links- and informal methods -strong links. Another finding of this paper is that education is the most important characteristic to gain acces to the most effective

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  • José Ignacio Uribe García & Carlos Augusto Viáfara López & Yanira Marcela Oviedo Gil, 2007. "Efectividad de los canales de búsqueda de empleo en Colombia en el año 2003," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 67, pages 43-70, Julio-Dic.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2007:i:67:p:43-70

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    Unemployment; Job Search; Search Methods; Efectivity of the Search Methods; Social Networks;

    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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