Education, Labor Reforms Fall Short

MEXICO - Report 14 Oct 2014 by Mauricio Gonzalez and Ernesto Cervera

Executive Summary

Among the many reforms that were adopted in the past 18 months two are of special importance to the future of education and the labor market in Mexico.But the reform designed to improve the quality of public education and the reform intended to create more flexible labor markets may be at least partially wasted if there is not a strong recognition of how they must act within a single market: the labor market.

In order for the educational reform to improve the supply of labor it must be pertinent, which is to say that that it must take into considerati...

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