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The chances of a child repeating their parents’ low schooling level in Brazil is double that of the USA

Published by Farol da Bahia in 28/03/2021

The chance that a child will repeat their family's low level of education 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 cycle.

The data set is part of the unprecedented study by the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS), which points out the educational changes that have occurred between Brazilian generations.

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