Abstract—The intercultural university, as an innovative
model in Latin America, has a major role in societies where the
indigenous population is established; however, this population
is typically limited in economic resources, which prevents young
people to have full access to higher education. This causes that
two major purposes of the intercultural model university do not
exist: the hodgepodge of local knowledge with scientific
one-work; and let young people to have access to the labor
market to improve their income and their families. In this sense,
this paper intends to outline through a study case to measure,
using a World Bank indicator, the vulnerable economic
situation that UIMQROO´ students have, and how does that
means a challenge for the intercultural university model in
Index Terms—Poverty, intercultural model, Quintana Roo, income.
The authors are with Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo, Mexico (e-mail: Miguel.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Oscar.email@example.com, Yolima.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Miguel Barrera, Valeria Cuevas, Oscar Reyes, and Yolima Olvera, "Intercultural Education in Mexico — Low Income and Poverty in Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo´s (UIMQROO) Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 252-255, 2017.