Research Co-Authored by Public Policy Student featured in "The Conversation".

Friday, March 22, 2019
Student Iván Flores Martínez researches racial inequality in Mexico

Iván Flores Martínez (UNCC Public Policy student and Research Assistant for the Drug Policy Program, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) and Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga (Assistant Professor of Drug Policy, Centro de Investigación y Docencia, and Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University) recently wrote an article featured in "The Conversation", an online nonprofit academic journalism organization. The article centered around their November 2017 publication,  “Is Mexico a Post-Racial Country?” , which revealed that in Mexico, darker skin is strongly associated with decreased wealth and less schooling.

In the article, Martínez and Zizumbo-Colunga write:

"In Mexico, inequality, though rampant, has long been viewed as a problem related to ethnicity or socioeconomic status, not race. Our new report suggests that assumption is wrong . . . Indeed, race is the single most important determinant of a Mexican citizen’s economic and educational attainment, our results show."

 

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