RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The chance of a son repeating his family's low schooling in Brazil is twice as likely as in the US. On average, almost 6 out of 10 Brazilians (58.3%) whose parents did not complete high school in 2014 -the last year for which data is available- also stopped studying before completing this cycle.
Among Americans, this percentage is only half as much - 29.2%. The average in the OECD, a group of nearly four dozen rich and emerging nations, was 33.4%.
If the Brazilian children belong to less favored population groups, the distance . . .