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Brenda Jarillo, How the Mexican Drug War Affects Kids and Schools

This talk is presented in English. To view more media from the conference, please visit: ----Speaker Bio:  Brenda Jarillo Rabling is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Program of Poverty and Governance and has received her Ph.D. in international and comparative education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education (2013). Her dissertation work at Stanford consisted of three-related research papers that investigated the role of the timing, type and quality of early childhood education programs in reducing the school readiness gap in the U.S. The project was supported by the American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants Program and the Stanford Graduate School of Education Support Grant. Brenda’s primary fields of interest are economics of education and education policy in United States and Latin America. Her research focuses on (a) interventions to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged populations; (b) the impact of poverty and violence on educational outcomes (c) and issues related to young children’s health, development and learning. She is currently working on three main projects related to violence and education in Mexico. One investigates the impact of exposure to violent crime on educational outcomes. The second is an assessment of a government-sponsored violence prevention program implemented in public schools since 2007. The third one is an evaluation of a community-based program targeting training and educational opportunities for school dropouts who are unemployed and live in areas where crime, violence and vandalism are common. ----------- This presentation was presented during CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance's 2015 conference, "Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence." The conference was held on April 28-29, 2015, at Stanford University. For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit: For more information on Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, please visit: