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Public investment in education reduces income inequality, research points out

Published by O Popular in 30/04/2021

Public education is one of the most effective policies in combating inequalities in Brazil, according to an exclusive survey by Made/USP (Research Center in Macroeconomics of Inequalities). The data show that spending on education reduces the index that measures the income difference by up to 9.62%.

A recent report in the Folha de São Paulo newspaper also showed how the chances of a child repeating the low level of schooling of its parents is twice as likely to happen in Brazil as in the United States, according to data from the IMDS (Institute for Mobility and Social Development).

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