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I am a social demographer and policy scholar. My research lies at the intersection of economic inequality and social policy, with a special focus on migration and education. More specifically, I examine disparities in educational attainment, labor market outcomes, and health by race/ethnicity, gender, and immigration status to assess potential policy responses that could help reduce such inequalities and improve the well-being of vulnerable populations.

My work has been generously funded by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the International Studies Association, the National Institute on Aging, and the UT Graduate School.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Canedo, A.P., February 2023 . "The Unintended Effects of Social Pensions on Migration: Evidence from Rural Mexico Population Research and Policy Review.


Canedo, A.P., Fabregas, R., and Gupta, P., January 2023. Emergency Cash Transfers for Informal Workers: Impact Evidence from MexicoJournal of Public Economics.


von Hippel, P. T., and Canedo, A.P., August 2022. “Is Ability Group Placement Biased? New Data, New Methods, New Answers” American Educational Research Journal.


Canedo, A.P. and Morse, S., September 2019. "An Estimation of the Effect of Women’s Employment on the Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence in Mexico Journal of Interpersonal Violence 


Canedo, A.P. and Angel, J., August 2019. "Aging and the Hidden Costs of Going Home to Mexico” Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

Canedo, A.P., March 2019. "Labor Market Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples in Mexico: A Decomposition Analysis of Wage Differentials” Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


Canedo, A.P., December 2018. "Analyzing Multidimensional Poverty Estimates in Mexico From an Ethnic Perspective: A Policy Tool for Bridging the Indigenous Gap” Poverty and Public Policy.


Working Papers


Canedo, A.P. "Do Children in Home Communities Benefit from Return Migration? An Analysis of Educational Outcomes in Mexican Municipalities”

Canedo, A.P. and von Hippel, P. T. “Bias in Kindergarten Ability Group Placement: Does Parental Lobbying Make It Worse? Do Formal Assessments Make It Better?”

Canedo, A.P. "Return Migration to Mexico and the Prevalence of Sexual Violence”

Canedo, A.P. "The Reintegration of US Immigrants into the Mexican Labor Market: Barriers and Mechanisms for Coping”


Research in Progress


von Hippel, P. T, Canedo, A.P., and Kim, E.Y. “Does Ability Grouping Really Exacerbate Inequality”

Canedo, A.P.  "Do Remittances Influence Childrens' Educational Performace? Evidence from Mexican Municipalities


Canedo, A.P. “The Two-Child Ideal Family Size: How Migration to the US Influences Fertility Choices Back Home”

Canedo, A.P. and Vazquez A. "Exposure to Bulllying Among Children in US Schools with Diverse Immigrant Populations”

Canedo, A.P.  "Fear of Deportation and Farm Profitability: Evidence from Secure Communities”


Policy Articles


Canedo, A.P., Fabregas R. and Morris M. Emergency Cash Transfers During COVID-19: Implementation Lessons for the Global South, Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. December 8, 2021.

Canedo, A.P. “Discriminación laboral y falta de protección social: la situación de los pueblos indígenas de México”, Fulbright Club de México. December 10, 2018.


Canedo, A.P. Bridging the Indigenous Wage Gap in Mexico", Cornell Public Policy Review. July 19, 2017. 


Canedo, A.P. “Mexico’s Education Reform: What Went Wrong?", Georgetown Public Policy Review. March 10, 2016. 


Canedo, A.P. and Ramírez, J. “Con Prospera, ¿tendrán más oportunidades?"Animal Político.September 24, 2014.



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