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Brazil wastes its demographic bonus

Published by O Globo in 10/02/2023
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The demographic bonus will pass. The country that was once "of the future" will be old and poor in a short time. And with low social mobility. Avoiding this fate necessarily involves the productive inclusion of the children of the poorest. This will only be possible with a transformation in the way knowledge is transmitted in public schools and in social policies that complement the role of the school. Such a strategy will require an unprecedented improvement in the efficiency of the public machine. There is no room for populism and tergiversations. We need to improve the efficiency of the public sector while there is still time.

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