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In Brazil, the chances of a child repeating their father’s low level of schooling is double that of the USA

Published by O Tempo in 28/03/2021

The chance that a child will repeat their family's low level of schooling in Brazil is twice as likely as that in the United States.

On average, almost 6 out of 10 Brazilians (58.3%) whose parents did not finish High School in 2014 – the last year for which data are available – also stopped studying before completing this same cycle. Among Americans, this percentage drops to half, to 29.2%.

The average in the OECD, a group that gathers almost four dozen rich and emerging nations, was 33.4%.

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