(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Democratization, education reform, and the Mexican Teachers’ Union

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HECOCK R.D. (1) ;
(1) Bucknell University, Lewisburg, ETATS-UNIS


This study examines the effect of democratization on a key education reform across the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Puebla and Michoacán. First, it shows that the dominant teachers’ union has used its leverage to exact greater control over the country’s resource-rich merit pay program for teachers. Second, that it has exploited this control to increase salaries and decrease standards for advancement up the remuneration ladder. The evidence suggests that increased electoral competition has led to the empowerment of entrenched interests rather than voters, with an overall negative effect on education


Article of periodic

published at : Latin American research review / ISSN 0023-8791

Editor : Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA - ETATS-UNIS (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 49, no1 [pp. 62-82]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 23897

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1353/lar.2014.0008

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