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Labor supply and demand in Colombian coffee growing

This study was based on quantitative, qualitative and econometric evidence to estimate the supply and demand for labor in Colombian coffee production to carry out a characterization, which would explain the relative scarcity or abundance. The main tool of the study was the construction of a Relative Scarcity Index that diagnoses to what extent the offer is capable of satisfying the demand. The information came from a direct survey of 1,722 producer households, 1,448 coffee pickers, and 370 interviews with different institutional agents.


Completion date: August 2016.