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La informalidad laboral y los costos laborales en Colombia 1984-2009. Diagnóstico y propuestas de política

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  • Fabio Sánchez Torres


  • Oriana Alvarez Vos


Este documento tiene como objetivo contribuir al análisis de la problemática de la informalidad laboral en Colombia enfocándose principalmente en los costos mínimos de contratación formal como uno de los factores que más incide en su persistencia. Así mismo, se realizan recomendaciones de política y se examina la llamada ley del primer empleo a la luz de los indicadores de la informalidad laboral presentados.Para determinar los efectos de los costos mínimos de contratación sobre los indicadores del mercado laboral en Colombia se realizaron diversas simulaciones utilizando como año base 1992. Los resultados muestran que la informalidad hubiese sido menor sobre todo para aquellos trabajadores con menor escolaridad. En cuanto al tamaño de la firma, las simulaciones indican que el aumento de los costos mínimos de contratación formal ha contribuido a la exclusión de los trabajadores menos calificados de las firmas grandes.Debido a las altas tasas de informalidad laboral en Colombia, en el año 2010 se sancionó la ley del primer empleo que busca incentivar la formalización laboral en el país. Sin embargo, dadas las características de la informalidad la ley la ataca solo tímidamente.

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Paper provided by UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE in its series DOCUMENTOS CEDE with number 009238.

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Date of creation: 31 Aug 2011
Handle: RePEc:col:000089:009238
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  1. Fabio Sánchez & Valentina Duque & Mauricio Ruíz, 2009. "Costos laborales y no laborales y su impacto sobre el desempleo, la duración del desempleo y la informalidad en Colombia, 1980-2007," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 005540, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
  2. Ulyssea, Gabriel, 2010. "Regulation of entry, labor market institutions and the informal sector," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(1), pages 87-99, January.
  3. Camilo Mondragón-Vélez & Ximena Peña & Daniel Wills, 2010. "Labor Market Rigidities and Informality in Colombia," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 006717, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
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