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Education is No Panacea: Inequality and Poverty in Brazil

Marcelo Medeiros, University of Brasilia; PLAS Visiting Fellow

October 23, 2019 · 12:00 pm-1:20 pm · 216 Aaron Burr

Program in Latin American Studies

There are important limitations to what education can do to reduce inequality and poverty within a reasonable time frame. Education is a long term investment and it takes half a century to qualify the entire labor force. Primary and secondary education have small effects on inequality, even in a highly optimistic scenario.

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