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Sensibilidad de la oferta de migrantes internos a las condiciones del mercado laboral en las principales ciudades de Colombia


  • Juan D. Barón



Usando información de la Encuesta Continua de Hogares para el periodo 2001-2006, este documento explora la relación entre las condiciones del mercado laboral en las 13 principales áreas metropolitanas y la localización geográfica de los migrantes internos en Colombia. Adicionalmente, investiga si la migración se asocia a reducciones de las disparidades en las condiciones laborales entre ciudades. Los resultados indican que los migrantes recientes tienden a dirigirse hacia las ciudades principales que presentan las mejores condiciones laborales para las habilidades que ellos poseen. Esta asociación, sin embargo, es económicamente pequeña y no altera sustancialmente las persistentes diferencias en las condiciones laborales entre ciudades. ABSTRACT: Using information from the labor survey for the period 2001-2006, this paper explores the relationship between local labor conditions in the 13 main cities and the geographic location of internal migrants in Colombia. Moreover, it investigates whether migration is associated with reductions in labor market disparities among cities. The findings indicate that recent migrants move to cities where they face the best labor conditions for the skills they possess. Nevertheless, the association is economically small and does not seem to have a substantial impact on the differences in labor market conditions among cities.

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  • Juan D. Barón, 2011. "Sensibilidad de la oferta de migrantes internos a las condiciones del mercado laboral en las principales ciudades de Colombia," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL Y URBANA 008831, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000102:008831

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    1. Luis Eduardo Arango Thomas, 2011. "Mercado de trabajo de Colombia: suma de partes heterogéneas," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 009006, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
    2. Andrés Sanchez - Jabba, 2011. "Etnia y rendimiento académico en Colombia," REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL ROSARIO, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO, November.

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    migración; habilidad; mercado laboral.;

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    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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