Educación Y Movilidad Social En México (Education and Soical Mobility in Mexico)

25 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2011

See all articles by Miguel Székely

Miguel Székely

Center for Education and Social Studies

Rafael De Hoyos

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Politics

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article analyzes the relationship between education and social mobility in the case of Mexico using the ESRU. According to our estimates, there is evidence of considerable levels of positive educational mobility between generations and intra generations over the past decades. At the same time, the educational mobility implies mobility of socio-economic level measured in terms of income. The lower educational level of parents, the higher impact of the educational progress on the income of subsequent generations. Our main results are consistent with the trends derived from similar analysis using the national survey of income and expenditure of households in the year 2006, which can be interpreted as a test of robustness. Also, the results suggest that investment in education, particularly, in public education that grants access to educational services for the open population, constitutes an investment in equity. Through access to education, the level of well-being of the present generations is less dependent on the social position of their household of origin. In addition, we identify that the higher performance of public investment in education in terms of social mobility, is obtained by investing in households whose head has lower levels of education.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish

Keywords: social mobility, education, México

Suggested Citation

Székely, Miguel and De Hoyos, Rafael, Educación Y Movilidad Social En México (Education and Soical Mobility in Mexico) (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1865462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1865462

Miguel Székely (Contact Author)

Center for Education and Social Studies ( email )

Mexico City
Mexico

Rafael De Hoyos

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Politics ( email )

Austin Robinson Building
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge, CB3 9DD
United Kingdom

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
212
Abstract Views
1,121
rank
162,452
PlumX Metrics