Is it about the origin or the level of productivity? An experiment in labor discrimination towards Venezuelan migrants in Colombia.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


This project seeks to identify the existence of labor discrimination against Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, especially to identify whether this discrimination is due to taste or because in the imaginary of labor demand in Colombia, Venezuelans are being associated with lower levels of productivity, based on the characteristics of that population group. To do this, it is necessary to execute a field experiment, since it is necessary to minimize as much as possible the social desirability bias that may be present in the application of surveys.

Commitments / Obligations

1.Construction of at least one doctoral dissertation chapter.
2. The preparation of at least one academic article and its scientific dissemination in different spaces shared with employment agencies in different cities, especially in those with a greater prevalence of Venezuelan migration.
Effective start/end date10/6/232/6/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Main Funding Source

  • Seed Capital


  • Bogotá D.C.


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