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Estructura salarial y segmentación en el mercado laboral de Colombia: un análisis de las siete principales ciudades, 2001-2005


  • Diana Mesa Téllez


  • Andrés Felipe Garcia


  • Monica Roa



Este documento se concentra en el estudio de las diferencias salariales mediante la comparación de las distribuciones de los salarios para las siete principales ciudades colombianas en el periodo 2001-2005 con datos de la Encuesta Continua de Hogares. Se detectan diferencias significativas que se explican a la luz de la teoría del capital humano y de segmentación laboral; mediante la estimación de ecuaciones de salarios a partir de las características socioeconómicas de los trabajadores junto con efectos particulares para región y rama de actividad económica que resultan significativos dando evidencia de segmentación del mercado laboral en Colombia. El componente de los salarios que es particular a la región y a la actividad económica se explica a partir de variables macroeconómicas como el crecimiento económico, la dotación sectorial de factores, el costo de vida y el desempleo a nivel regional.

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  • Diana Mesa Téllez & Andrés Felipe Garcia & Monica Roa, 2008. "Estructura salarial y segmentación en el mercado laboral de Colombia: un análisis de las siete principales ciudades, 2001-2005," Documentos de Trabajo 005105, Universidad del Rosario.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000092:005105

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    1. Michael L. Wachter, 1974. "Primary and Secondary Labor Markets: A Critique of the Dual Approach," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 5(3), pages 637-694.
    2. Mellow, Wesley, 1982. "Employer Size and Wages," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 64(3), pages 495-501, August.
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    EStructura de Salarios; diferencias salariales; segmentacion laboral;

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    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J42 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Monopsony; Segmented Labor Markets


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