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Demografía, juventud y homicidios en Colombia, 1979-2006

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  • Leonardo Bonilla Mejía

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En este documento se busca esclarecer si el hecho de que entre 1979 y 2006, Colombia tuvo una mayor proporción de jóvenes en la población total, contribuyó a que hubiera mayores tasas de homicidio. Tal hipótesis se ha estudiado en otros países del mundo, pero ha recibido poca atención en nuestro país. Lo que se observó en este periodo fue una relación positiva y significativa entre el porcentaje de jóvenes en la población total y la tasa de homicidio. Para verificar hasta qué punto son los cambios demográficos los responsables del aumento en los homicidios, se empleó información de población y homicidios, desagregada por grupos de edad. Dos mecanismos a través de los cuales un cambio demográfico de esta naturaleza puede influir sobre los homicidios son considerados: el efecto de composición y el efecto específico de edad.

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  • Leonardo Bonilla Mejía, 2009. "Demografía, juventud y homicidios en Colombia, 1979-2006," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL Y URBANA 005941, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL.
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    Keywords

    Homicidio; demografía; juventud; falacia ecológica; Colombia; violencia;

    JEL classification:

    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean

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