The average Brazilian studies 7.4 years - against the average of 14 of the Germans

When it comes to education, there is no doubt that its rise has played an important role in the development of countries with high average incomes today. The consensus among researchers is that there is a positive correlation between education level and productivity - the last determining factor for a nation's wealth generation. Basically, this means that those who study more produce more in less time.

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Another important agenda that has also gained ground in recent years is gender equality, and one of its faces is undoubtedly girls' access to education. The UNESCO data in the Cuponation infographic you can check later show the countries whose citizens attend school for the most years and also the countries where the highest percentage of out-of-school children and adolescents are registered.


All data were segmented by gender - and Brazil figures in all comparisons. It is noteworthy that while developed countries such as Germany and the United States have average years of schooling of 13 or 14 years, this number is slightly higher than 7. In addition, emerging nations such as South Africa South or Chile have numbers around 10, which is about 50% higher than the Brazilian average, and in China people study around 12 years.


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However, the percentage of out-of-school children and adolescents in Brazil (8%) is relatively low and close to that of developing countries. Another interesting aspect is that our country is ahead of the majority regarding girls' access to education. Therefore, it is expected that, over time, Brazilians will come closer and closer to other nations in terms of the number of years an individual studies - and that this will bring productivity increases, provided that the quality of these individuals improves. years.

It is worth mentioning that the data collected until 2015, and the sources were mainly country censuses or household surveys. Thus, there may be methodological differences in obtaining the information.

The Ministry of Education (MEC) released at the end of January the 2017 school census data, which points to the rate of more than 19% failure and dropout in the 6th grade of elementary school, rising to 28% in the 1st grade medium. The lack of structure is also reflected in the drop in student enrollment between 6 and 14 years - a reduction of at least 1.8 million. Check out the infographic:

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