Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Economic Problems in Mexico: as Perceived by Students
Issue: Vol. 11, No 2, 2018
Published date: 06-2018 (print) / 06-2018 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Elena Moreno García
Universidad Cristóbal Colón

Arturo García Santillán
Universidad Cristóbal Colón

Rajid Roberto Luna Cruz
Universidad Cristóbal Colón

Santiago González Gómez
Universidad Panamericana
Keywords: perception, economic problems, students, Mexico
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-2/11
Index PUBMS: 5275cadf-cdea-11e8-92b1-901b0efa6e97
Language: English
Pages: 157-172 (16)
JEL classification: C69, M21
Website: http://www.economics-sociology.eu/?583,en_economic-problems-in-mexico-as-perceived-by-students
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Abstract

The main purpose of this work is to analyze the perceptions of higher education students concerning Mexico’s economic problems. Following (Gordon, 1987), (Nussbaum, 1994) and (Sartre, 2005), we assume here that emotions cannot function independently from reason and cognition, because they are a way of perceptive-cognitive implication. Since this affects economic decision-making, it is important to know the perception the young Mexicans have about economic problems of their country, especially if we consider that in Mexico, young people represent 31% of population. A questionnaire used by the National Survey GEA-ISA, that back in 2008 carried out a poll titled “Citizens Opinion on the Economic Crisis and the Program Proposed by the Mexican Government”, was applied to 195 students in June 2016. Descriptive analysis of the results found that students do not expect their family situation and the country’s macroeconomic conditions to improve in the short term, but they consider that these conditions might suffer deterioration.

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