Paula Herrera-Idárraga

Paula Herrera-Idárraga
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana · Department of Economics



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Publications (5)
This paper uses Colombian micro-data to analyze the role of education and informality in regional wage differentials. The hypothesis is that apart from differences in the endowment of human capital, regional heterogeneity in the incidence of informality is another important source of regional wage inequality in emerging countries. This is confirmed...
This article examines the returns to education taking into consideration the existence of educational mismatches in the formal and informal employment of a developing country. Results show that the returns of surplus, required and deficit years of schooling are different in the two sectors. Moreover, they suggest that these returns vary along the w...
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Este trabajo describe la diversidad regional que presentan las brechas de desempleo entre hombres y mujeres en Colombia y evalúa en qué medida dichas brechas se deben a diferencias en los patrones de demanda laboral de las distintas ciudades. Los resultados muestran que, en efecto, las brechas están relacionadas con factores de demanda, pero esa re...
In this paper, we explore the connection between labor market segmentation in two sectors, a modern protected formal sector and a traditional- unprotected-informal sector, and overeducation in a developing country. Informality is thought to have negative consequences, primarily through poorer working conditions, lack of social security, as well as...
Esta investigación analiza la iferencia existente entre las tasas de desempleo de hombres y mujeres en Colombia. Se observa que la tasa de desempleo de la mujer siempre ha sido superior a la del hombre y que en los últimos años la diferencia ha disminuido. Se busca establecer cuáles son las características de la mujer que hacen que su tasa de desem...


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