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In Brazil, the chance of a son repeating his father’s low level of education is double that of the USA

Published by O Estado (CE) in 28/03/2021

The chance of a child repeating the low level of education of his family in Brazil is twice as likely to happen as that of his counterpart in the USA.

On average, almost 6 out of 10 Brazilians (58.3%) whose parents had not completed High School in 2014 – the last year for which data are available – also stopped studying before completing this cycle.

This data set is part of an unprecedented study by IMDS (Institute for Mobility and Social Development), which placed the educational transformations that occurred between Brazilian generations within a broad international context.

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