The Internally Displaced Population in Colombia: A Preliminary Characterization

Carolina Silva, Professor Universidad Militar - PhD Student El Colegio de México

This porposal studies some of the characteristics of Internally Displaced Population (IDP’s) in Colombia. Then, it reviews and retakes some analytical axes of traditional migration theories, proposing from each theory a theoretical analysis by IDP’s case. Later, specifically is characterized forced displacement for Colombian case since the information of the 2005 Census. According to data, the internal refugees did not have an age pattern, displays low levels of schooling and higher social vulnerability.

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Presented in Poster Session 5