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Székely, Miguel

Overview
Works: 147 works in 306 publications in 2 languages and 2,233 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Compiler, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: HC130.P6, 339.46098
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Most widely held works by Miguel Székely
Who's in and who's out : social exclusion in Latin America by Jere Richard Behrman( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Portrait of the poor : an assets-based approach( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrait of the Poor examines poverty as a structural problem caused by the way economic systems operate. It poses a simple question: Why do poor people earn less? Case studies in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru find the poor caught in a vicious circle. They lack sufficient access to education, credit and other means to generate income, so they earn lower wages, which in turn prevents them from accumulating the assets they need to increase future income. The authors analyze the ownership and use of income-generating assets, as well as access to them. Where there are market imperfections, they propose policies to ease the constraints faced by the poor in accumulating the human, physical and social capital they need to generate greater income."--BOOK JACKET
The economics of poverty, inequality and wealth accumulation in Mexico by Miguel Székely( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desmitificación y nuevos mitos sobre la pobreza : escuchando "lo que dicen los pobres"( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Números que mueven al mundo : la medición de la pobreza en México( )

8 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medición del desarrollo humano en México( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing the dynamics of school dropout in upper secondary education in Latin America : a cohort approach by Raja Bentaouet Kattan( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines trends in school dropout at the upper secondary education level across Latin America over the past two decades, and attempts to identify factors influencing these rates. The methodology contributes to the existing literature by employing repeated cross sections of data to track the life cycle path of representative groups of individuals belonging to a birth cohort, by constructing and analyzing a synthetic data base of household survey data from 18 countries. A key finding is that while upper secondary enrollment rates increased in the region, the proportion of upper secondary age youth dropping out of school has remained persistently high, despite relatively favorable macroeconomic conditions. Furthermore, the study traces the moment in the life cycle at which the majority of dropout takes place to reveal differences between countries. Finally, to explain the trends in upper secondary dropout rates, the study examines the impact of three groups of factors: (i) shifts in the cohort size and socioeconomic composition of the population eligible for entering upper secondary education; (b) the macroeconomic environment and labor market opportunities; and (c) the returns to schooling. A series of regressions shows that an important factor that may be driving higher dropout levels has been the higher numbers of students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds reaching the upper secondary level. In addition, high returns to education have been a pull factor into the schooling system, while, especially in countries where the majority of youth dropout early (prior to upper secondary education), the data confirm an apparent substitution effect due to the opportunity cost of forgoing employment opportunities. Overall, the findings confirm the importance of policy makers' focus on upper secondary education across Latin America and suggest implications for focusing the policy agenda
Youth out of school and out of work in Latin America : a cohort approach by Miguel Székely( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the phenomena of high rates of youth that are out of school and out of work in Latin America. The analysis pursues a dynamic approach by constructing a pseudo-panel from 234 household surveys for 18 countries in the region that allow tracing the life cycle trajectories of different cohorts over time. The trajectories are associated with a series of variables characterizing the household, community, and macro environment in which schooling and labor market participation decisions take place. The most important result obtained is that the persistently high rates of being out of school and out of work among males are strongly associated with greater labor force participation by women, which can be generating a "crowding out" effect against men, given slow job creation rates across the region. The analysis also explores the possibility of scarring effects, and finds that higher shares of out of school and out of work youth at ages 15-20 years are associated with lower wages for the same cohorts later in life, at ages 35-40 years, for males and females. As for employment prospects, the analysis finds scarring effects only for females, with greater out of school and out of work youth shares being related to lower proportions of women in the labor market later in the life cycle
Persistent poverty and excess inequality : Latin America, 1970-1995 by Juan Luis Londoño de la Cuesta( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work assesses the changes in aggregate poverty and inequality that have taken place in Latin America during the past 26 years
Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico : patterns, consequences and possible causes by Raja Bentaouet Kattan( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the causes and effects of low enrollment and high dropout rates at the upper secondary level in Mexico, where upper secondary completion rates are well below those of other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries and the regional average. Through a disaggregated analysis of coverage, absorption, and dropout data in secondary education at the state level, the study categorizes states according to the stage in the educational cycle at which dropout primarily occurs. The study further examines the academic, social, and economic consequences of dropout through an analysis of employment and youth survey data. The analysis of factors associated with dropout uses self-reported factors as well as estimated probit models that use household data from national surveys and the national standardized test. The central conclusion reached is that in addition to the patterns of dropout found, multiple elements intersect with the patterns to form a complex panorama. Key findings include: i) personal, family, and household economic factors and the prevalence of social risks have a closer association with dropout earlier in the education cycle; ii) the association between dropout and the quality of education has greater intensity in states where dropout occurs primarily during upper secondary education and in those with the lowest upper secondary dropout rates; and iii) as the returns to education grow, dropout is lower; in the case of returns to higher education, the association with dropout is stronger for states that have the highest dropout during upper secondary education. This complexity merits differentiated responses, which are explored through a brief look at relevant international approaches
School dropout in Central America an overview of trends, causes, consequences, and promising interventions by Melissa Adelman( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School dropout is a growing concern in Central America, and in Latin America as a whole, because of its consequences for economic productivity, the inclusiveness of growth, social cohesion, and increasing youth risks. This paper utilizes more than two decades of household survey data to construct a systematic overview of school dropout at the primary and secondary levels in Central America, including recent trends, causes and consequences, and evidence on what works to reduce dropout. Within each country, poverty, rurality, and indigenous group membership are the strongest correlates of dropout, reflecting several underlying factors that affect the marginal benefits and costs of staying in school. Global and regional evidence increasingly points to common policy priorities for reducing dropout across Central America, including addressing remaining gaps in access at the pre-primary and secondary levels, improving the quality of education at all levels, and strengthening the coverage, targeting, and coherence of existing programs aimed at improving education outcomes. However, additional rigorous evaluations, including cost data, are needed to identify the most effective specific approaches in each country
Frontera agrícola y colonización by Miguel Székely( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income distribution, factor endowments, and trade openness by Antonio Spilimbergo( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of poverty, inequality and wealth accumulation in Mexico by Miguel Székely( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to understand why despite a considerable increase in average income in Mexico during the 1984-1992 period of economic liberalization, the conditions of the poorest of the poor deteriorated and income inequality increased. To explain why some individuals were able to take advantage of the opportunities which the economy was generating, while others were prevented from doing so, the author suggests some methodology to extract additional information from poverty and inequality measures, and test the main theories of household saving behaviour
The economics of poverty, inequality and wealth accumulation in Mexico by Miguel Székely( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dropout in Upper Secondary Education in Mexico : Patterns, Consequences and Possible Causes by Sharbil Qaṭṭān( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dropout in Upper Secondary Education in Mexico Patterns, Consequences and Possible Causes by Raja Bentaouet Kattan( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fondos de inversión social en América Latina by José Wurgaft( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explaining poverty by Miguel Székely( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family in flux : household decision-making in Latin America( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Portrait of the poor : an assets-based approach
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Desmitificación y nuevos mitos sobre la pobreza : escuchando "lo que dicen los pobres"Números que mueven al mundo : la medición de la pobreza en MéxicoMedición del desarrollo humano en MéxicoThe economics of poverty, inequality and wealth accumulation in Mexico
Alternative Names
Pardo, Miguel Székely

Pardo Miguel Székely 1965-....

Pardok, Miguel Székely 1965-

Szekely, Miguel

Székely, Miguel 1965-

Székely Pardo, M. 1965-

Székely Pardo, Miguel

Székely-Pardo, Miguel 1965-

Languages
English (69)

Spanish (25)