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Actividad económica, estructura productiva y empleo en el valle del cauca

This article analyzes the economic performance of Valle del Cauca (Colombia) during the period 1996-2003. A comparative analysis is carried out of the sectorial structure of the regional and national economy based on a simple coefficient of sectorial specialization, and in addition to this, a breakdown is made of the evolution of regional per capita GDP to describe the behavior of average work productivity and some variables associated with the labor market and demographics. In this way it is possible to detect how some differences in the structure and composition of regional added value can influence the progress of regional economic activity and the behavior of the labor market.