DemSem: Jose Manuel Aburto (Oxford University), “The Upsurge of Violence in Mexico: Lives Lost and Challenges Ahead”

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8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building 1180 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706
@ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
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José Manuel Aburto is the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and the Department of Sociology. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

“Since 2006, Mexico experienced an unprecedented surge in violence caused by a combination of national policies and international influences on drug trafficking organizations. In this seminar, I will present and overview of past and ongoing work on the impacts of violence and the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality. Using formal demographic methods I will show results about trends in life expectancy, lifespan inequality and fertility in Mexico since 2005. Additionally, I will discuss the recent wave of feminicides in Mexico, challenges to feminicide documentation, and discuss how these can be integrated into demographic analysis.”