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Drug Trafficking and Education in Mexican Development

Anthropology of Development Presentation

Charles Ford

on 22 July 2013

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Transcript of Drug Trafficking and Education in Mexican Development

Data and Analysis:
Drug Trafficking and Education in Mexican Development
Purpose & Theoretical Assumptions
Background Literature
and Sourcing
1 Million youth
- Autonomous University of Mexico
Story - Edgar “El Sicario”
Education’s pertinence
Historical background
Data sets and analysis
Qualitative findings
Future outlook
Data and Analysis: Quantitative
Numerical Data
How has the increase in drug cartel presence impacted education in Mexico?
Theoretical assumptions
- Education in development
*Human capital
*Social integration
- Government goals
- Domestic security
Drug trafficking rose in the 1980s, but was not as characterized by violence.
Rise in violence within Mexico began after fall of PRI party and active War on Drug efforts by President Calderon's administration.
Source type
- Lack of academic coverage
- Media
- UN and NGO
You are a Mexican student
We are:
- Your mother
- Your teacher
- Your neighbor
Input: Trafficking growth
- Drug related deaths (+802%)
- Drug related arrests (+36%)
- Frequency of reporting (+244%)
Output: Education variables
- Literacy rates (+3.5%)
- Enrollment rates (constant)
- Average grades completed (-19.5%)
Literacy Rates
- Unreliability
Enrollment and grades completed
- Multiple attempts
- Government funding
- Rural/Urban Divide
Literacy and grades completed
- Secondary vs. Primary
Targeting procedure:
- Youth
- Schools
Police corruption
Education and inefficiencies
Government policy shift
No quantitative correlation
Qualitative evidence of relationship
Issue of scale
Youth and education overlooked
Calderon's policy
Simulation results
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