# Corruption indicators in Mexico

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As you can see there is only a slight positive correlation between the corruption index of the Mexican chapter of Transparency International and the percentage of students who cheated on the Grade 6 ENLACE test*. What I find surprising is that there is a negative correlation between GDP per capita and the percentage of cheaters in ENLACE, but only a slightly negative correlation to the corruption index of Transparency International (except perhaps for the DF). Since test scores increase with income, my best guess is that students who don’t understand the test just start cheating.**Diego Valle's Blog**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

As for money being the root of all evil, there’s just not much evidence to support the Willie Sutton theory of Mexican Corruption. Cheating at school tests predicts corruption much better.

*A test of scholastic achievement taken by all sixth graders in Mexico

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