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First Step: Mexico Overview

Mexico is a country in transition, creating a major shift for women both in society and in their increased participation in the workforce.

Mexico is experiencing widespread social, political, and economic changes, with a growing middle class, a newly competitive marketplace, and an unprecedented number of women now in its formal labor force. But various infrastructure problems, including women’s continued marginalization, limit Mexico’s growth. The cultural construct of machismo, coupled with legal inequality, continues to influence gender discrimination and hold women back.

First Step: Mexico Overview provides a snapshot of the government, economy, society, and workplace in Mexico, especially as related to women. It will give you a general understanding of how Mexico’s people and cultures operate and the role women play in the following areas:

  • Geography
  • Government
  • The economy
  • Family and gender roles
  • Class diversity
  • Workforce
  • Education