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Title: Labor costs, labor informality and income distribution in Colombia and Chile, 1984-2009
Authors: Sánchez Torres, Fabio
Alvarez Vos, Oriana
Keywords: LABOR COSTS REGULATIONS
LABOR INFORMALITY
MINIMUM WAGE AND SIZE OF WORKPLACE
CHILE
COLOMBIA
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
SOUTH AMERICA
LABOUR MARKET
LABOUR POLICY
LABOUR LAW
LABOUR LEGISLATION
ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS
INCOME DISTRIBUTION
LOW INCOME GROUPS
LABOUR COSTS
INFORMAL SECTOR
MINIMUM WAGE
LATIN AMERICA
CARIBBEAN
Date: 2011
Publisher: Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, CO
Abstract: Labor law and regulation can act as both a mechanism to protect workers and as a barrier impeding creation of formal jobs. Differences in labor outcomes between Colombia and Chile include the size of the workplace and earning gaps: in Chile a greater proportion of the labor force works in large firms while in Colombia the trend is opposite; in Chile the earnings gap has remained more or less constant, while in Colombia it has broadened. The aim of this paper is to determine the role of labor costs on informality rates, size of the workplace, and distribution of labor earnings.
Description: Includes an abstract in Spanish
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48642
Project Number: 105639
Project Title: Labour Market Regulations, Outcomes and Income Distribution in Colombia and Chile
Access: Open Access
License: MGC signed post January 2008 - author/owner is recipient who signed the MGC; copyright statement required on document
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