nep-lam New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2011‒03‒26
two papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
University of the Republic

  1. Self-Employment and Conflict in Colombia By Carlos Bozzoli; Tilman Brück; Nina Wald
  2. Job Satisfaction in a Developing Country: Exploring the Work-Family Rivalry By Luis Fernando Gamboa; Andrés García-Suaza; Mauricio Rodríguez-Acosta

  1. By: Carlos Bozzoli; Tilman Brück; Nina Wald
    Abstract: Many Colombians are confronted with the ongoing conflict that influences their decision making in everyday life, including their behavior in labor markets. This study focuses on the impact of violent conflict on self-employment, enlarging the usual determinants with a set of conflict variables. In order to estimate the effect of conflict on selfemployment, we employ fixed effects estimation. Three datasets are combined for estimation: the Familias en Acción dataset delivers information about individuals, a second dataset contains different indicators of the Colombian conflict at the municipality level and the third dataset includes taxes to measure a municipality’s economic situation. Our results show that high homicide and displacement rates in the community of origin reduces self-employment, while a high influx of displaced increases the probability of self-employment in the destination municipality.
    Date: 2011
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:mcn:rwpapr:43&r=lam
  2. By: Luis Fernando Gamboa; Andrés García-Suaza; Mauricio Rodríguez-Acosta
    Abstract: This paper empirically analyzes the relationship between familiar duties and job satisfaction in a developing country by using four different indexes. This analysis includes objective measures and subjective measures from data gathered in Colombia. In contrast to previous literature, objective measures are included through the interactive effects between the family responsibilities variables and the gender. Subjective measures are evaluated using the job-family compatibility perception. Our findings show that women tend to be less satisfied at work as the number of children increases, while men are more prone to satisfaction at work when they are single thus showing the importance given to the use of their own time. It also reveals that jobfamily compatibility is an important determinant of job satisfaction.
    Date: 2011–02–28
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:col:000092:008171&r=lam

This nep-lam issue is ©2011 by Maximo Rossi. It is provided as is without any express or implied warranty. It may be freely redistributed in whole or in part for any purpose. If distributed in part, please include this notice.
General information on the NEP project can be found at http://nep.repec.org. For comments please write to the director of NEP, Marco Novarese at <director@nep.repec.org>. Put “NEP” in the subject, otherwise your mail may be rejected.
NEP’s infrastructure is sponsored by the School of Economics and Finance of Massey University in New Zealand.