This study highlights the importance of developing and validating a package of simple, preventative SMS text messages, grounded in evidence and theory, across three different Latin American countries with active engagement of end users.
In 1997, Mexico transformed its pay-as-you-go social security system to a fully funded system with personal retirement accounts, including management fees. This article examines changes in retirement wealth resulting from this new system.
The retirement incentives of the Mexican social security system affect retirement behavior, and may be one of the main contributors to early retirement decisions, particularly for lower-income populations.
This book brings together essays with material that explores China's economic and military expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the core principles and motivations that guide China's growing influence in Latin America and Africa.
This report documents a culturally sensitive process developed to obtain informed consent from elderly human research subjects in Yucatan while observing U.S. and Mexican norms and regulations for conducting such research.
No matter how policymakers spend their break—meeting with home-state constituents, traveling abroad with congressional delegations, or spending time with family—this summer reading list contains policy ideas that can help them hit the ground running when they return.
Home visiting programs can deliver much-needed health care to vulnerable children and their families. However, program implementation efforts in New Mexico have been thwarted by funding delays, insufficient resources, and poor execution of crucial capacity-building tools.
This report compares results of a social-gap index and those of other tools used to target social-welfare programs in Mexico. It also assesses the feasibility of targeting delivery of noncontributory pensions for older people who live in urban areas.
This report describes Yucatan's efforts to design, implement, and evaluate a program to provide cash benefits to the elderly to improve their well-being. It describes the program, its design and implementation, and the first evaluation in Valladolid.
This report describes Yucatan's efforts to design, implement, and evaluate a program to provide cash benefits to the elderly to improve their well-being. It describes the program, its design and implementation, and the evaluation in Merida.
Low literacy, language barriers, and cultural biases can hinder respondents' ability to answer mortality-expectation questions. Researchers experimented with new ways of asking these questions and report here what they learned.
Mexico is not like any other case characterized by "warlordism," resource insurgency, ungoverned spaces, and organized crime. Despite the lack of a perfectly analogous case, Mexico stands to benefit from historical lessons from countries facing similar challenges.