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Table 1 Male population distributed into particular age-education groups, as percentage shares, Brazil, 1970–2010

From: Demographic changes, educational improvements, and earnings in Brazil and Mexico

Age-education groups 1970 1980 1991 2000 2010
15–24 years; less than primary completed 32.34 27.15 23.32 17.43 9.53
15–24 years; primary completed 2.56 6.18 5.95 8.84 9.32
15–24 years; secondary completed 1.32 3.01 3.17 5.22 7.59
15–24 years; university completed 0.09 0.18 0.24 0.25 0.40
25–34 years; less than primary completed 20.86 18.58 16.32 13.71 8.92
25–34 years; primary completed 1.15 2.51 4.16 4.25 4.78
25–34 years; secondary completed 1.14 2.80 4.65 5.28 9.27
25–34 years; university completed 0.55 1.25 1.51 1.32 2.35
35–49 years; less than primary completed 23.46 20.37 18.82 17.12 14.45
35–49 years; primary completed 0.97 1.54 2.50 4.08 4.89
35–49 years; secondary completed 0.82 1.47 2.97 5.07 7.38
35–49 years; university completed 0.62 1.06 2.02 2.23 2.68
50–64 years; less than primary completed 13.10 12.28 11.96 11.33 11.07
50–64 years; primary completed 0.43 0.65 0.81 1.28 2.40
50–64 years; secondary completed 0.28 0.54 0.89 1.49 3.19
50–64 years; university completed 0.31 0.44 0.72 1.10 1.78
Total 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Sample size (n) 6,772,670 7,895,865 4,992,270 6,287,104 6,721,044
Population size (N) 25,760,594 31,848,780 43,434,534 53,177,963 62,707,571
  1. 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000, and 2010 Brazilian Demographic Censuses (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics – IBGE)