The Spatial Dimension of Educational Inequality in Mexico in the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

Edith Yolanda Gutiérrez Vázquez, El Colegio de México
Silvia Giorguli-Saucedo, El Colegio de México
Landy Sanchez, El Colegio de México

Educational inequality in Mexico has been accompanied and recreated by the distinct spatial distribution of resources devoted to education and of educational services. Furthermore, additional factors that influence the educational trajectories of the youth such as the labor market, migration patterns and the income distribution also have a geographical component. This paper analyzes the role of the spatial dimension in explaining the relationship between the expected years of schooling for children living in Mexico who completed elementary school and the dynamics of the labor markets, migration and the characteristics of the educational services available.

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Presented in Session 32: Statistical, Spatial, and Network Methods