In Brazil, the chance of a son repeating his father’s low education is twice as high as in the US

Research by the Institute for Mobility and Social Development makes an international comparison of inequality in education.

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 . . .

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