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Economía, sociedad y territorio

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NEIRA-ORJUELA, Fernando. Public policy and socio-demographic components of the microenterprise in the new century: the case of Colombia and Mexico. Econ. soc. territ [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.36, pp.383-401. ISSN 2448-6183.

In Latin America two countries have been characterized by receiving important international funds to foster and consolidate microenterprises: Colombia and Mexico. With said supports, both countries have sought to foment employment and social development. In this sense, the present article, which is part of a broader qualitative research on microenterprises in Latin America, has as an objective to analyze the development of microenterprises in both countries and the socio-demographic characteristics of their labor force. For such end, in this research we make a brief historic account of the way and the conditions wherein public policies for the microenterprises appear and evolve in both countries; likewise, some of the socio-demographic characteristics of microenterprises in each country are analyzed.

Keywords : microenterprises; socio-demography; entrepreneurial policies; development.

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