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El consumo de droga en Colombia

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  • Adriana Camacho


  • Alejandro Gaviria


  • Catherine Rodríguez


El presente documento analiza la evolución del consumo de drogas en Colombia durante los últimos años. El análisis, realizado con base en las encuestas de la Dirección Nacional de Estupefacientes, muestra que el consumo de drogas creció de manera sustancial entre 1996 y 2008. El crecimiento se dio para ambos géneros, todas las edades, estratos y tipos de ocupación. Los resultados sugieren además que los hombres de estratos altos que consumen asiduamente alcohol y cigarrillos y que están entre los 18 y los 24 años de edad son los más propensos a consumir drogas. Finalmente, el documento presenta algunos indicios indirectos que contradicen los supuestos efectos de la Sentencia de la Corte Constitucional (Sentencia C-221 de Mayo de 1994) que despenalizó la dosis personal sobre el consumo de drogas en Colombia.

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Paper provided by UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE in its series DOCUMENTOS CEDE with number 007607.

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Length: 29
Date of creation: 08 Aug 2010
Handle: RePEc:col:000089:007607
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  1. Juán Carlos Echeverry & Zeinab Partow, 1998. "Why Justice is unresponsive to crime: The Case of Cocaine in Colombia," Borradores de Economia 087, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  2. Medina, Carlos & Martínez, Hermes, 2003. "Violence and Drug Prohibition in Colombia," MPRA Paper 6935, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Gaviria, Alejandro, 2000. "Increasing returns and the evolution of violent crime: the case of Colombia," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 1-25, February.
  4. Herschel Grossman & Daniel Mejía, 2008. "The war against drug producers," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 5-23, January.
  5. Daniel Mejía & Pascual Restrepo, 2008. "The War on Illegal Drug Production and Trafficking: An Economic Evaluation of Plan Colombia," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 005123, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
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