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Intervención temprana: una apuesta para la movilidad social

Eliseo Hernández-Ruiz

Working Paper Series Sobre México from Sobre México. Temas en economía

Abstract: Rationale: In every individual`s life there are several natural and circumstantial causes that can play a role in one`s development requiring an analysis of a multi-causal approach2. For example conditions found in the initial stages of an individual`s development during childhood may develop or influence characteristics later in their life. This study hopes to establish the fact that initial characteristics of an individual, stemming from birth are not under their control, but can be influenced in a way to maximize the individual`s potential and possibly promote social mobility. Objective: The main objective is to analyze the types of opportunities that should be accessible to an individual regardless of their status of origin in order for them to be successful later on in life. One of the main proposals for promoting this type of development is in the form of early childhood intervention from (0-3 years old) as being the crucial stage of development, according Heckman (2006), as the basis for maximizing the individual`s potential. In general, the literature has taken an approach focused on creating human capital and on the cognitive abilities3 of an individual. One method used in statistical analysis is modeling the behavior of two different archetypal populations, Mayer-Foulkes and Lopez (2006), through a modeling technique called switching, deriving from the hypothesis that cognitive abilities are influenced by a favorable or unfavorable situation of the population.

JEL-codes: I38 J62 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-01-21
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