Past Event

Brownbag | Education Inequality among young Brazilians: opportunities and outcomes

June 4, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

In the last decades, Brazil went through important social, economic, demographic and social changes. The education of young Brazilians faced, also, improvements. However, inequalities concerning results and opportunities persist.

In this event, Professor Marteleto will comment on some of the outcomes of her academic research, published in Brazil and in other countries, that shows these inequalities – education, race/color, family size and social origins – over the past 10 years. By considering the main and determinant factors of educational inequality in Brazil, Professor Meteleto will evaluate methodological and empirical criteria that are fundamental in academic research and public policies. 

Speaker: Letícia Marteleto

Leticia Marteleto is Associate Professor at the Sociology Department of University of Texas – Austin. She is affiliated to the Population Research Center and to the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).