Dr. Sandra Trejos, Clarion University professor of economics, presented at the XV Comparative Education World Congress 2013-New Times, New Voices, organized by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and the Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Comparados en Educación. The meetings took place at the School of Economics, Universidad of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Trejos’paper, titled “Peace, Happiness and Education in Latin America,” was presented June 27 to an interdisciplinary audience as part of the Thematic Group 10 on Voices from countries/areas in conflict or fragility. She used a panel estimation to explain how peace, as measured by the global peace index, is associated with schooling, gross domestic product per capita, health, corruption and happiness for a cross-section of 21 Latin American countries in the time span 2008-2013, given limited peace data availability.
Her session was an opportunity to expose her work to peace experts and other social scientists who provided valuable feedback. Trejos’ work was supported by Clarion University and the College of Business with a university-wide professional-development grant and scholarly-earmarked financial support, respectively.
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