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¿Nos Movemos? Report on Social Mobility in Mexico

The LAII is partnering with the UNM Department of Sociology to host the lecture "¿Nos Movemos? Report on Social Mobility in Mexico" on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Sociology department's Common Room. The lecture will be co-presented by Roberto Vélez Grajales, Principal Investigator at the Centro de Estudios Espinoza Yglesias (CEEY), Mexico, and Dr. Juan Enrique Huerta Wong, Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP). Please see the event flyer for reference.

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Vélez Grajales and Huerta Wong will discuss their recent findings regarding social mobility in Mexico. Their report analyzes the existing options for intergenerational social mobility among Mexicans, in order to propose public policy recommendations. Specifically, the study focuses on analyzing relative options for social mobility among generations. In other words, the goal is to observe whether the position that Mexicans hold in the socioeconomic structure is determined by the position that their parents held. The study is based on results from the 2011 ESRU Survey on Social Mobility in Mexico (EMOVI-2011) and is supported by testimonies obtained from the qualitative study on Life Histories in Social Mobility (HIMOVI). It is worth mentioning that the EMOVI-2011 is one of the first surveys in the world on intergenerational social mobility that, in addition to having national representativeness, helps in analyzing mobility patterns not only for men but also for women.

The report is published by the Centro de Estudios Espinoza Yglesias (CEEY) in Mexico, a private, non-partisan, and nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate research and ideas which enrich the discussion, debate, and decision-making process related to current economic, social, educational, legal, and political issues which are of importance to the people of Mexico.

Image: Photograph of child running up stairs in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MX. Provided CC © courtesy of Geraint Rowland.

--Posted Monday, March 5, 2014.