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Low levels of schooling of parents tend to be repeated in poorer students

Published by Imprensa 24h in 06/05/2021

Brazilians tend to take nine generations to evolve through social classes, in addition to repeating the same low level of schooling attained by their parents. This is the conclusion of a survey conducted by the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS), published in a recent article in the Folha de São Paulo newspaper. Based on data from the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) and the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), the study showed that 58.3% of Brazilians interrupt their studies without completing high school and repeat the same level of schooling of their parents. The index drops to 29.2% of the population surveyed in the United States, and to 33.4% in countries affiliated to the OECD.

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