Educational Attainment in Brazil: An Analysis of the Rates Between 1970 and 2000

Figoli, M.G.B. (2006). Educational Attainment in Brazil: An Analysis of the Rates Between 1970 and 2000. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-06-005


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This paper analyzes the differentials in the rates of educational attainment in Brazil for people 15 years and older, between 1970 and 2000, by age groups and sex, according to period and cohort. For the oldest age groups, a growth in formal education resulted in an increase in the ratio of people with a primary education. For the youngest age groups, the increase in the ratio of people with secondary and tertiary education is more significant. As expected, the cohort analysis shows that in the long term, the biggest increases in secondary and tertiary education are found within the youngest cohorts and for women. The older age structure of the Brazilian population in 2000 causes the difference between the prevalence rates of 1970 and 2000 to diminish for those with no formal education, basic and secondary education. With relation to the tertiary level, however, it causes the difference to increase. The educational distribution of the international immigrants registered by the censuses of 1991 and 2000 indicates an increase in the rates of higher levels of education.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:19

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