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Economic Problems in Mexico: as Perceived by Students

Vol. 11, No 2, 2018

Elena Moreno García,

 

Universidad Cristóbal Colón,

Veracruz, México,

E-mail: elenam@ucc.mx

Economic Problems in Mexico: as Perceived by Students

 

Arturo García Santillán,

 

Universidad Cristóbal Colón,

Veracruz, México

E-mail: agarcias@ucc.mx


Rajid Roberto Luna Cruz,

 

Universidad Cristóbal Colón,

Veracruz, México,

E-mail: rajid.luna@gmail.com


Santiago González Gómez,

 

Universidad Panamericana,

Aguascalientes, México,

E-mail: sgonzalez@up.edu.mx


 


 

Abstract. The main purpose of this work is to analyze the perceptions of higher education students concerning Mexico’s economic problems. Following (Gordon, 1987), (Nussbaum, 1994) and (Sartre, 2005), we assume here that emotions cannot function independently from reason and cognition, because they are a way of perceptive-cognitive implication. Since this affects economic decision-making, it is important to know the perception the young Mexicans have about economic problems of their country, especially if we consider that in Mexico, young people represent 31% of population. A questionnaire used by the National Survey GEA-ISA, that back in 2008 carried out a poll titled “Citizens Opinion on the Economic Crisis and the Program Proposed by the Mexican Government”, was applied to 195 students in June 2016. Descriptive analysis of the results found that students do not expect their family situation and the country’s macroeconomic conditions to improve in the short term, but they consider that these conditions might suffer deterioration.

 

Received: December, 2017

1st Revision: March, 2018

Accepted: April, 2017

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-2/11

JEL ClassificationC69, M21

Keywords: perception, economic problems, students, Mexico