Children and Adolescents


First part of the series focused on poverty of children and adolescents. It presents the evolution of situations of poverty and extreme monetary poverty among children and adolescents from 0 to 17 years of age in Brazil, addressing the evolution of the incidence, distribution, and poverty gap.

Children and adolescents: magnitude of poverty and extreme poverty in Brazil

Based on the microdata from Continuous PNAD, the panel presents an analysis of the portrait and historical series, for the years 2012 to 2021, of the magnitude of poverty and extreme monetary poverty of children and adolescents (aged 0 to 17) in Brazil. In addition, it is possible to analyze these indicators for clippings for gender, age, race or skin color, area of residence, region of the country, and Unit of the Federation.

The analysis for the range of 0-to-17-year-olds allows us to reflect on issues associated with intragenerational social mobility, which occurs during the individual's life, and covers young people up to the maximum age defined by law as mandatory to stay in basic education (which covers early childhood education, Elementary and Junior High School and High School).

This is the first panel of the series that sheds light on the different realities of children and adolescents in Brazil. In this series, important results are presented that allow us to think of alternatives to mitigate the inequality of opportunities between children and adolescents from different income groups, whose greater objective is to break out the poverty trap and remove barriers to social mobility in Brazil.