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Access to education advanced, though achievements may decline after the pandemic

Published by Correio Braziliense in 15/08/2021

Brazil has historically evolved in terms of educational mobility, with progressive advances in the population’s education over the last few decades, as shown by an unprecedented study carried out by the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS), coordinated by economist Paulo Tafner, CEO of the entity. He warns of the risks of a setback in the gains achieved, due to the covid-19 pandemic. “Brazil is experiencing a very special moment. Because, while we have a story on beautiful film, the photographic film of today is bad. It’s a paradoxical situation,” assesses Tafner. According to the expert, in the history of Brazil, there have been positive facts in terms of educational mobility, but we are still very far from developed countries – and with greater risks going forward. “With the pandemic, the generations that were born as of the mid-1990s and on through the 2000s could be the most affected in the issue of educational mobility,” he warns.

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