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Evidence from Latin America: How Investing in Education Can Decrease Social Violence

Mauricio Rivera and Bárbara Zárate-Tenorio argue that democratic governments have incentives to advance human capital since the youth population is overrepresented in acts of social violence. Drawing on data from eighteen Latin American countries, they show that governments increase spending on education in response to increasing levels of social violence. They also find that political ideology plays a role in shaping the government’s strategies to combat violence, with left-wing executives investing more in education than right-wing ones. These and other soft strategies can outperform heavy-handed security policies that not only hinder human rights and the quality of democracy, but also have tended to fail in reducing crime and violence.
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GRADUATE STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY

Dr. Michael Rodríguez is seeking a graduate student researcher to join his team for the Fall semester, 2016.
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COEMH Fellows - Updates from the Field

The Center of Expertise on Migration and Health (COEMH), administered in part by the UCLA Blum Center, is one of the first multidisciplinary, university-based program in the world devoted to systematically studying the health consequences of international population movements and developing more effective strategies to address them.
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Check out our latest report, UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America: Past, Present, Future, to find out more about the great work that has been done, what is currently being developed, and some upcoming opportunities.

The UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America analyzes the key factors that influence poverty and the social determinants of health including: government practices and policies, community action, social justice, human rights, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, foreign policies and more. Within these pages, you will find information on The UCLA Blum Center's:
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