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Baja movilidad social en Bolivia:causas y consecuencias para el desarrollo

  • Andersen, Lykke E.

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    (Universidad Católica Boliviana)

El presente documento investiga la movilidad social en Bolivia y discute sus implicaciones en la reducción de la pobreza y crecimiento económico de largo plazo. Regresiones con base en la información de las encuestas de hogares muestran que la movilidad social es muy baja en Bolivia, inclusive con respecto a estándares latinoamericanos. Esto se debe principalmente a un sistema inadecuado de educación pública, a la elevada corrupción, a una conformación selectiva de parejas y a una insuficiente migración rural-urbana.Como consecuencia de ello, la pobreza tiende a ser persistente en el tiempo. Más aún, una baja movilidad social implica tanto un uso ineficiente del talento innato como pobres incentivos para el trabajo y el estudio, lo que impide que la economía boliviana alcance su tasa de crecimiento potencial.

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Article provided by Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana in its journal Revista Latinoamericana de Desarrollo Economico.

Volume (Year): (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (Septiembre)
Pages: 11-36

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