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MANCHA TORRES, Gloria Lucinda  and  AYALA GAYTAN, Edgardo Arturo. Family income as a determinant of young people’s school attendance in Mexico. Prob. Des [online]. 2020, vol.51, n.201, pp.85-110.  Epub Nov 09, 2020. ISSN 0301-7036.

This paper calculates the impact of family income on young people’s school attendance in Mexico, in a longitudinal context. Based on the rotating panels of the National Occupation and Employment Survey (ENOE), a probit econometric model with fixed effects is used to determine the likelihood that a 14‐ to 18‐year‐old who lives with their parents and attends school will continue to attend in the following year; the model is controlled by the young person’s characteristics, their family, the environment and various temporary changes. Evidence was found that the probability of a young person continuing to attend school increases with family income, and this positive effect is relatively more important in the first deciles of income.

Keywords : family income; young people; school attendance; secondary school; high school education.

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