Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University

Police officers carry children away during a gun battle in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes.

September 27, 2012 - Program on Poverty and Governance Announcement

Groundbreaking research into dropout rates in Mexican schools released

CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance posted a research project update for the project How Violence Affects Kids at Schools: Measuring the Effects of Crime on Human Capital in Mexico. Currently this project is studying the interaction between education and violence in the context of Mexico's war on drugs. The initial results shed light on falling secondary educational attainment in Mexico, and its relationship to gang activity and school dropout rates. The project is working to systematically analyze several Mexican governmental programs including Escuela Segura and Espacios Recuperados that seek to rebuild disintegrating communities in order to improve educational attainment. You can read the update here


Increase in Drug Related Deaths, 2007-2010


Topics: Governance | Violence | Violence and Education | Mexico