This monograph is about macro alternatives to unemployment and underemployment. It examines macroeconomic theories of labour market behavior and labour force definitions and concepts, assessing how productive they are in formulating employment strategies for Colombia.
1. An overview of major theories of unemployment 2. An examination and mapping of labour underutilisation in Colombia 3. Why is labour underutilised in Colombia? 4. Contemporary responses to the Colombian employment problem 5. Summary and conclusions