More than One Third of Brazilians over the Age of Fourteen Have not Completed Elementary School

The Southeast region registers the highest rate of access to secondary school: 29.2 percent of Brazilians there over age 14 had not completed elementary school.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirty-five percent of working age individuals in Brazil have not completed elementary school. The data were released last week by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and form part of the National Household Sample Survey (Pnad) for the first quarter of 2019.

Elementary school is the second stage of primary education, directed at the six to fourteen-year-old population, and lasts nine years.

Brazil's North and Northeast are the regions with the lowest level of education, that is, where most people did not complete this stage . . .

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