Average years of schooling in Brazil up

An Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) survey shows that Brazilians spent 9.3 years in school as of 2018, up from 8.9 in 2016.

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Rio de Janeiro – The average number of years Brazilian citizens will spend in school increased to 9.3 from 8.9 years in 2018 from 2016. Since 2016, the average has gone up 0.2 per year.

Brazilian women spend 9.5 years in school, while men spend 9. White people spent an average 10.3 years in school, while black and mixed-race people spent 8.4, a blatant, near-two-year disparity which has persisted since 2016.

The data are from the Continuous National Household Sampling Survey – Education 2018 (Pnad Educação) made public this Wednesday (19) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The average went up in all regions of Brazil, with schooling going from 9.2 to 9.6 years in the Midwest and from 8.3 to 8.6 years in the North. Years spent in school climbed from 7.6 to 7.9 in the Northeast, from 9.7 to 10.0 years in the Southeast, and from 9.2 to 9.5 years in the South.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Arquivo/Agência Brasil

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