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“Populist philanthropy”: corruption in social assistance and the Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro program in Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico

Hornak, Matthew S. (2024) “Populist philanthropy”: corruption in social assistance and the Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro program in Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Mexico has a long history in innovating poverty alleviation techniques. However, this history is also mired with instances of corruption that have become in ingrained in the Mexican psyche. These perceptions of past corruption have resurfaced with the 2018 election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the creation of new programs such as the Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro program aimed at combatting youth unemployment. This thesis seeks to add to existing research on perceptions of corruption in Mexico’s social assistance system by replicating a recent study as well as providing greater insight into how Mexicans view the JCF by utilizing the list experiment or item-count technique. I conclude that perceptions of political and organizational corruption are consistent with the original study replicated, and that the higher proportion found in this thesis can be attributed to the makeup on the sample studied. Additionally, I conclude that Mexicans view the issue of corruption as deeply ingrained within the system, and that the disorganization of the JCF program reinforce this perception.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Hornak, Matthew S.msh89@pitt.edumsh89
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMorgenstern,
Committee MemberMendonça De Carvalho,
Committee MemberEiss,
Committee MemberGobat,
Date: 24 April 2024
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 17 April 2024
Approval Date: 24 April 2024
Submission Date: 22 April 2024
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 66
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: David C. Frederick Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mexico, AMLO, welfare, social, assistance, poverty, alleviation, economics, development, Salinas, PRONASOL, NiNi, Youth, Policy
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2024 14:53
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2024 14:53


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