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La Informalidad: ¿Estrategia de Sobrevivencia o Forma de Vida Alternativa?

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  • Mercado, Alejandro F.

    (IISEC, Universidad Católica Boliviana)

  • Ríos, Fernando

    (IISEC, Universidad Católica Boliviana)

Abstract

La cada vez mayor presencia de un Sector Informal en el ámbito laboral urbano ha generado, al menos, tres lecturas del fenómeno: La que considera que es el resultado del funcionamiento del sistema capitalista, la que lo asocia a una estructura económica que transitaría con base en una racionalidad distinta a los supuestos de la teoría económica, y aquella que la toma como la acción racional de los individuos frente a un sistema con características mercantilistas y excluyentes. De allí surge la interrogante si la informalidad es una estrategia de sobrevivencia o es una alternativa de vida en una estructura económica híbrida. Los resultados alcanzados en esta investigación dan cuenta que la informalidad sería, evidentemente, una respuesta frente a un sistema discriminador contrario a los valores que sustentan una sociedad abierta.

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  • Mercado, Alejandro F. & Ríos, Fernando, 2005. "La Informalidad: ¿Estrategia de Sobrevivencia o Forma de Vida Alternativa?," Documentos de trabajo 4/2005, Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:iisecd:2005_004
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    1. Elisabetta Marzano, 2004. "Dual Labour Market Theories And Irregular Jobs: Is There a Dualism Even in The Irregular Sector?," CELPE Discussion Papers 81, CELPE - Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy, University of Salerno, Italy.
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    1. World Bank, 2009. "Increasing Formality and Productivity of Bolivian Firms," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2675.
    2. World Bank, 2009. "Gender in Bolivian Production : Reducing Differences in Formality and Productivity of Firms," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2669.

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    Keywords

    Informalidad; mercado; sector Laboral;

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    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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