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Dr Hector Najera

Dr Hector Najera

Dr Hector Najera

Honorary Research Fellow

Area of research

Poverty, youth and social policy in Mexico

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Research summary

This study aims to provide an assessment of the official individual-merit-based approach to tackling poverty and promoting social justice for Mexican youth. Based on an analysis of the individual and contextual-level factors of youth poverty, youth labour precariousness and educational disadvantage the research argues for a shift in the guiding principles of social justice towards an approach more consistent with the fulfilment of social and economic rights in accordance with Mexican legislation. The study draws upon theories of social justice, recent developments of the human rights framework and contemporary conceptualisations of youth transitions. The study uses recent developments in poverty ...

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Biography

BA Economics (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico) and MSc Economics (Monterrey Institute of Tecnology - ITESM - Mexico).

Consultant on statistical analysis and indicators for different UN agencies in Mexico (UNDP, Unicef and OHCHR). Head of the Social Policy and Human Rights Observatory. 

My dissertation is on the individual and contextual-level predictors of poverty during youth in Mexico. It aims to answer the following questions: What is the extent and severity of youth poverty in Mexico? What is the association between the different dimensions of poverty? What is the relationship between individual-level, geographical-level predictors and the likelihood of being poor during youth ...

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