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Labor Market Segmentation in Colombia using Stochastic Markov Chains


  • Jhon James Mora


This article discusses regional labor segmentation using stochastic Markov chains. We present a formal model and derive preliminary results using the evolution of wages in Colombian urban areas. The results show that there was regional labor market segmentation in wages for university graduates during the period from 1993 to 2000, and corroborate the existence of structural changes in wages during the nineteen nineties

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  • Jhon James Mora, 2010. "Labor Market Segmentation in Colombia using Stochastic Markov Chains," Borradores de Economía y Finanzas 007083, Universidad Icesi.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000130:007083

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    1. Mondragón Vélez, Camilo & Peña, Ximena & Wills, Daniel, 2012. "Rigideces laborales y salarios en los sectores formal e informal en Colombia," Chapters, in: Arango-Thomas, Luis Eduardo & Hamann-Salcedo, Franz Alonso (ed.), El mercado de trabajo en Colombia : hechos, tendencias e instituciones, chapter 15, pages 631-671, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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    Labor market segmentation; Markov Chains; structural changes;
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    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J42 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Monopsony; Segmented Labor Markets

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