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Revista electrónica de investigación educativa

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VARGAS VALLE, Eunice Danitza  and  VALADEZ GARCIA, Alfredo. School Quality, Economic Status and School Dropout Rates among Mexican Teenagers. REDIE [online]. 2016, vol.18, n.1, pp.82-97. ISSN 1607-4041.

The aim of this article is to analyze the relationship between dropping out of school and the perceived quality of the last school that Mexican teenagers attended, and examine the interaction between this educational factor and the economic status of this population. Based on the 2010 National Youth Survey, the researchers used the life table to describe this relationship, and Cox regression models to analyze it, including individual, family-related and educational co-variables. The results show that the risk of dropping out of school is indirectly linked to school quality and, to a greater degree, to economic status; and that the gap between students dropping out based on school quality is slightly wider among adolescents of low academic status than among those of high status.

Keywords : Dropping out; social status; youth.

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