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Among whites, the chance of finishing a course is 6.2%

Published by Jornal O Liberal (Pará) in 25/11/2020

Among Whites, the chance of finishing a course is 6.2%

The daughter of a father and mother with incomplete Elementary and Junior High School education, advertising student Sabrina Mayara Soares de Alencar, 23, is betting on completing college to get a better income in the future. She knows, however, that her trajectory is not the norm, but an exception. Among her acquaintances, she is one of the few to be able to climb the “step” to higher education. “It is very difficult, especially for those who live in my city; the income is very low”, says the student, who lives in Itapoã, one of the regions with the lowest per capita income in the Federal District.

Upon getting her degree in advertising, the student will be in the small group of 14.9% of children who complete this stage and have parents with incomplete primary and secondary schooling, according to data from the recently created Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS). Due to the “logic” of the Brazilian reality, it would be more likely that she would be left behind, damaging not only her own chances of earning more, but also reducing the growth potential of the economy as a whole.





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