Colombia: Structural Adjustment, Macroeconomics and Equity

José Antonio Ocampo and Camilo Tovar

in External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Social Policy

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145465
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199783960 | DOI:
                   Colombia: Structural Adjustment, Macroeconomics and Equity

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This chapter analyzes the link between structural adjustment, macroeconomic performance, and social indicators in Colombia. The first two sections briefly overview structural reforms, the evolution of macroeconomic policy, and their outcomes. The third takes a look at the labor market, and the fourth considers the evolution of social policy and major indicators of living conditions. The fifth analyzes in greater detail the evolution of poverty and income distribution. Finally, the sixth draws some conclusions.

Keywords: income distribution; labor market; living conditions; macroeconomic policy; macroeconomics; poverty; social policy; structural adjustment; structural reform

Chapter.  17479 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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