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Habilidades cognitivas: transmisión intergeneracional por niveles socioeconómicos

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  • David Mayer Foulkes

    (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A. C.)

  • María Fernanda López Olivo

    (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A. C.)

  • Edson Serván Mori

    (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A. C.)

Abstract

Using the ENNViH 2002 survey, a switching model shows that significant differences exist in the formation of infant cognitive ability across Mexican social strata. Public policy variables and local economic characteristics are sufficient to detect an important gradient in cognitive abilities and their family determinants in children. Children from lower strata acquire lower cognitive abilities and depend on the satisfaction of more basic needs than children in higher strata. Coefficients for the lower strata are consistent with the existence of wealth restrictions that impede optimal investment in child development.

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  • David Mayer Foulkes & María Fernanda López Olivo & Edson Serván Mori, 2008. "Habilidades cognitivas: transmisión intergeneracional por niveles socioeconómicos," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 23(1), pages 129-156.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:23:y:2008:i:1:p:129-156
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    1. Mayer-Foulkes, David., 2013. "The Cognitive Transition in Mexico: Economic Geography and Local Governance Impacts," Panorama Económico, Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, vol. 0(16), pages 7-27, primer se.
    2. 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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    • 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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