Labor market perceptions: two sides of the same coin

Keywords: conflict, social norms, labour market

Abstract

The peace agreement in Colombia brings with it socio-economic challenges associated with the social reintegration of the individuals involved. In this sense, entities such as the ‘Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje’ (SENA) adopt an important role from training for work and in turn support to achieve a work link.  This article aims to understand and analyze the perceptions of the labor market from two main perspectives: employers and job seekers. We find that employers have a low perception of the sustainability of the peace agreement and the role of the state in this process, which is key in the implementation of inclusive business policies. On the other hand, perceptions about labour expectations are generally lower towards ex-combatants. However, we observe that victims have a pessimistic perception that is below this average.

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Author Biographies

Gustavo Rincón Guerrero, Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje, SENA - Colombia

Industrial Engineer with a master's degree in Administration, Specialization in Finance. Professor, academic researcher, research group director, and author of several publications.

Michelle Castrillón Córdoba, Universidad del Valle

Economist and master's student in Public Policy. Research assistant with special interest in regional and urban economy and economic development, especially in education, quality assurance of higher education, and application of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in the field.

Nathaly Jiménez Montoya, Universidad del Valle - Colombia

An economist from the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia). Research assistant at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences focused on post-conflict issues, vulnerable populations, behavioral economics, and experimental methodologies.

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Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
Rincón Guerrero, G., Castrillón Córdoba, M., & Jiménez Montoya, N. (2020). Labor market perceptions: two sides of the same coin. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 5(25), 209-224. https://doi.org/10.46652/rgn.v5i25.688