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¿Por qué emigran los colombianos? Un análisis departamental basado en el Censo de 2005


  • David Khoudour-Castéras

    () (Universidad Externado de Colombia)


The 2005 Census brings, for the first time, detailed information about Colombian migration flows. This paper analyses information related to Colombians living abroad, and examines the main causes of emigration. With this purpose, it calculates the emigration rate by department and uses an econometric study that differentiates between structural, cyclical and violence-related variables. The paper concludes that less-poor and better-prepared people from the most troubled departments have a higher propensity to migrate.

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  • David Khoudour-Castéras, 2007. "¿Por qué emigran los colombianos? Un análisis departamental basado en el Censo de 2005," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 9(16), pages 255-271, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:9:y:2007:i:16:p:255-271

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    1. Hatton, Timothy J. & Williamson, Jeffrey G., 1998. "The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195116519.
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    1. Khoudour-Castéras, David, 2007. "International migration and development: the socioeconomic impact of remittances in Colombia," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), August.

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    international migrations; Colombia;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean


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