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Estudios sociales (Hermosillo, Son.)

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ORTEGA VILLA, Luz María; ORTIZ MARIN, Ángel Manuel; SANTILLAN BRICENO, Victoria Elena  and  VILORIA HERNANDEZ, Esperanza. Socio-cultural characteristics of young people in Mexico: well-being, culture, and politics. Estud. soc [online]. 2016, vol.24-25, n.47, pp.282-309. ISSN 0188-4557.

Based on data from two national surveys commissioned by the Mexican government, a secondary analysis of the databases of the 2010 National Youth Survey and the 2012 National Survey of Political Culture is presented in order to analyze several aspects of the situation of Mexican youth: their well-being and sexuality, their cultural consumption and interactions, as well as their political involvement and participation. Notwithstanding some limitations found in the 2010 National Youth Survey, some traits are delineated, which allow for a better knowledge of this population group, such as: job and scholar conditions, interaction patterns according to age, a noticeable sedentary way of living, few expressions of their subjectivity, and little or no interest in institutional politics along with distrust of their main characters.

Keywords : Mexican youth; surveys; culture; citizenship; political participation.

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