IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Heterogeneidad en el sector informal urbano de Colombia

Listed author(s):
  • Patrick J. McEwan

    ()

“Hay trabajos buenos y hay trabajos malos. Los primeros tienen sueldos buenos, beneficios no monetarios adicionales y condiciones de trabajo estables. Los segundos no los tienen. En los países en vías de desarrollo, tales trabajos malos pueden llegar a ocupar más del 30 por ciento de la fuerza laboral urbana. Esta observación sencilla es la semilla de una literatura inmensa y creciente, la cual divide el empleo urbano en una aguda dicotomía: por un lado, 'l sector "informal", "tradicional", o "secundario". Por el otro, el sector "formal", "moderno", o "primario". Sin embargo, varios estudios muestran que los trabajos y los trabajadores del llamado sector informal urbano no son homogéneos. Este trabajo pretende desarrollar, de manera conceptual y empírica, la idea del sector informal heterogéneo. Después de hacer la división inicial entre los sectores formal e informal, se hace una discusión más profunda de la heterogeneidad del sector informal, enfocándola en dos conceptos: las barreras a la entrada a los trabajos informales y el ciclo de vida del trabajador informal. Esta discusión se usa para adelantar una tipología de tres segmentos del sector informal urbano: 1. El segmento dinámico, compuesto por los trabajadores informales de mayores ingresos y mayor potencial empresarial; 2. El segmento intermedio, compuesto por trabajadores que utilizan el sector informal urbano como herramienta temporal para acumular capital humano y conseguir empleo formal; y 3. El segmento marginal, que incluye trabajadores de bajos ingresos con poca esperanza de conseguir mejor trabajo. El trabajo concluye sugiriendo unas políticas laborales.”

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11445/1831
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by FEDESARROLLO in its series COYUNTURA SOCIAL with number 013220.

as
in new window

Length: 129
Date of creation: 30 Nov 1995
Handle: RePEc:col:000486:013220
Contact details of provider:

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

as
in new window


  1. House, William J, 1984. "Nairobi's Informal Sector: Dynamic Entrepreneurs or Surplus Labor?," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 32(2), pages 277-302, January.
  2. Mazumdar, Dipak, 1983. "Segmented Labor Markets in LDCs," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 73(2), pages 254-259, May.
  3. Hugo López, 1990. "Inestabilidad laboral y ciclo de vida en Colombia," COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA, FEDESARROLLO, vol. 20(1), pages 173-191, March.
  4. Mazumdar, Dipak, 1976. "The urban informal sector," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 4(8), pages 655-679, August.
  5. Stiglitz, Joseph E, 1976. "The Efficiency Wage Hypothesis, Surplus Labour, and the Distribution of Income in L.D.C.s," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 28(2), pages 185-207, July.
  6. Bulow, Jeremy I & Summers, Lawrence H, 1986. "A Theory of Dual Labor Markets with Application to Industrial Policy,Discrimination, and Keynesian Unemployment," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 4(3), pages 376-414, July.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:col:000486:013220. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Lucía Fenney Pérez)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.