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Inequalities lead Brazilians to maintain low levels of schooling

Published by Unit – Universidade Tiradentes in 05/05/2021

One of the hardest faces of social inequality in Brazil is the population's average level of schooling, which is considered low in relation to other countries, and which tends to remain so for other generations. This is shown by a recent survey carried out by the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS) and published in an article in the Folha de São Paulo newspaper. It was pointed out, based on official data, that 58.3% of Brazilians interrupt their studies without completing high school and repeat the same level of schooling as that of their parents. In the United States, this situation affects 29.2% of the population surveyed, and in the countries of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), it only reaches 33.4%.

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