Colombia: The Human Relations Side of Enterprise*
1. COLOMBIA: ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL BACKGROUND
Population and Economy
Colombia had a population of 41 million in 1998, and an annual growth rate of 2.2%. The average Colombian household included 5.2 persons, and population density reached 31 inhabitants per square kilometer. The nation's literacy rate was 87%. Per capita income averaged U.S.$1,400 annually, and purchasing power was one fourth that of the United States. Sustained economic growth ...