Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Sustainability and Economic Literacy in College Students of Northern Mexico: The Case of Baja California
Melina Ortega Pérez Tejada, Sheila Delhumeau Rivera

Abstract
In a context where natural resources are being threatened, the United Nations Organization considers that sustainable development should be the driving force that world development is based on in the long term. In that sense, consumption decisions represent the drive for production and for the resources used in it. If people could grasp the notion of the damage their economic consumption decisions may cause, they could begin to consider the magnitude of what is at stake for the future from the decisions they make today. The goal of this paper is to examine the relationship between the economic and sustainability dimensions within the variables of decisions, influences, habits and attitudes, which make up an indicator of economic literacy, in the case of college students in Baja California, Mexico. The results suggest that the higher the level of economic literacy, the greater the level of sustainability awareness.

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