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Río Cauca: la geografía económica de su área de influencia


  • Gerson Javier Pérez-Valbuena
  • Alí Miguel Arrieta-Arrieta
  • José Gregorio Contreras-Anaya


A través del análisis de indicadores sociales, económicos, medioambientales y de cambio climático, este documento ofrece un diagnóstico de la situación actual de la población localizada en el área de influencia del río Cauca. Para ello se tienen en cuenta los municipios contiguos al río (vecinos de primer orden) y los contiguos a estos (vecinos de segundo orden). Los resultados indican que, contrario a lo que ocurre en economías más desarrolladas, la cercanía al río no es sinónimo de mejores condiciones socioeconómicas ni de una mayor calidad de vida. Por el contrario, esta población enfrenta un rezago relativo cuando se compara con el resto del país, lo cual es particularmente evidente en la parte correspondiente a la región Caribe. Los indicadores medioambientales y de cambio climático muestran también una significativa vulnerabilidad y con alto impacto potencial sobre las poblaciones vecinas al río.

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  • Gerson Javier Pérez-Valbuena & Alí Miguel Arrieta-Arrieta & José Gregorio Contreras-Anaya, 2015. "Río Cauca: la geografía económica de su área de influencia," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 225, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdr:region:225
    DOI: 10.32468/dtseru.225

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    Río Cauca; desarrollo económico; geografía económica; Colombia.Note:;
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    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General


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