Accession Number : AD0678728

Title :   RELATIVE WAGES, SKILL SHORTAGES, AND CHANGES IN INCOME DISTRIBUTION IN COLOMBIA,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Slighton,Robert L.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : An analysis is made of the income distribution relative to the economic growth in Colombia. Distribution of income in Colombia has been, and is, very unequal: 10 percent of the population of the large cities receives about half of the total personal income. This study examines the hypothesis that this inequality will widen if growth of the modern sector of the economy is retarded after the transition from agrarianism to the dual economy is begun. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LABOR, COLOMBIA), MANPOWER, SALARIES, INEQUALITIES, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, RURAL AREAS, URBAN AREAS, EMPLOYMENT, CLASSIFICATION, TABLES(DATA), AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRIES, TRANSFORMATIONS, ECONOMICS, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE