Work, Wages, and Welfare in a Developing, Metropolis: Consequences of Growth in Bogotá, Columbia

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Oxford University Press, published for the World Bank, 1986 - Political Science - 403 pages
Based on five years of in-depth investigation, this is a readable, concise summary of one of the largest research projects ever undertaken on a major city in a developing country. The book examines five key urban sectors--housing, transport, employment location, labor markets, and public finance--in the developing cities of Bogotá and Cali, Colombia. After an initial overview of the study and its goals, Mohan goes on to set Bogotá in its national urban and economic context and discusses such critical issues as income distribution, poverty, the characteristics of the labor force, labor force participation and earnings, women and the labor market, and social and spatial inequalities. With its abundance of quantitative information, coupled with a unique depth and breadth of coverage, this book makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the effect of policies and projects on developing countries.

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