Accession Number:

ADA107509

Title:

The Role of the Armed Forces in the Mexican Economy in the 1980's.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

It is common belief that expenditures for defense harm the economic growth of countries. Mexico presents a special case in this respect, because its expenditures on defense expressed as a percentage of its GNP, represent an average of 0.71 in the last thirty years. This thesis provides an awareness of the key role that the Armed Forces have played in Mexicos economic growth. Defense expenditures have not harmed economic growth. Rather, in fullfillment of their duties the Armed Forces produce a spin-off effect in the economy by supplying skilled manpower, education and training, and generating an aggregate demand. The Armed Forces can contribute to the achievement of National objectives without neglecting their military duties through programs of technology, employment, education and training, shipbuilding, food production and nursing, and social programs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE