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Formación de la capacidad cognitiva en México: impactos económicos y de políticas públicas


  • David Mayer Foulkes

    (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas)

  • Edson Enrique Serván Mori

    (CIEE - Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública)


A stochastic frontier model is used to make a comparative estimate of the production of cognitive capacity and stature in the family, using data from the Mexican survey ENNVIH 2002. We find that child cognitive capacity is associated with the economic status of the family, public policy variables and descriptors of the local economy. Economic and public policy inputs intervene more efficiently for the formation of cognitive capacity that for stature. The application of public programs with the objective of promoting cognitive capacity could be effective.

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  • David Mayer Foulkes & Edson Enrique Serván Mori, 2009. "Formación de la capacidad cognitiva en México: impactos económicos y de políticas públicas," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 0(Special i), pages 83-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:-:y:2009:i:special:p:83-122

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    Cited by:

    1. David Mayer-Foulkes & Grodecz Alfredo Ramírez Fuentes, 2011. "Ciclo de vida humano y ciclo de vida urbano: Urbanización y desarrollo económico," Working papers DTE 503, CIDE, División de Economía.

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    cognitive ability; intergenerational inequality; poverty; public policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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