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Center for Global Studies Scholarship-in-Progress Event Series: Can Institutional Factors Affect Intergenarational Family Transfers?

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Center for Global Studies
309 International and Area Studies Library
Oct 5, 2023   12:00 pm  
Mayra Alejandra Saenz Amaguaya
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Join the Center for Global Studies for PhD Candidate Mayra Alejandra Saenz Amaguaya (Agricultural and Consumer Economics Department, University of Illinois) lecture for the Scholarship-in-Progress Event Series! 

The lecture investigates the impact of institutional factors, specifically the introduction of Seguro Popular, a Mexican public health insurance program, on upward intergenerational transfers from adult children to their old parents. Using data from the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS), covering years before and after the adoption of Seguro Popular, the research aims to answer whether public health insurance programs influence the financial and non-financial support older adults receive from their children. 

Mayra Alejandra Saenz Amaguaya's research focuses on Household Economics, Demographic Economics, Poverty and Inequality, and Nutrition. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. 

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