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OCHOA VALENCIA, DAVID and ORDONEZ, AURA. INFORMALIDAD EN COLOMBIA: CAUSAS, EFECTOS Y CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA ECONOMÍA DEL REBUSQUE . estud.gerenc. [online]. 2004, vol.20, n.90, pp. 105-116. ISSN 0123-5923.
It is the purpose of this paper to delve into the concept of informal businesses and their impact on our national reality because, although unaware readers may find it senseless, informal businesses are more common than formal ones. It is because of this important fact that it is extremely transcendental to review the characteristics of a business segment which, according to statistics, employs the largest number of people in Colombia . This paper also looks into the definitions and characteristics of this segment to allow understanding of its behavior and determining factors so that later these concepts can be applied to the specific case of Colombia .
Keywords : Informal businesses; Unemployment; Anticyclical.