Brazil Statistics - Women Current Situation

Education Attainment

In general, Brazilian women are more educated than men.

Female and male have a same level of literacy rate, both are 90%. It implied that Brazilian is able to read for knowledge, write coherently and think critically about printed material.


By looking at the ratios of enrolment in primary education, women have less chance to access the primary education. From 2008 to 2010, the female-to-male ratio is decreasing from 1.02 to 0.98. However, for the ratio of secondary and tertiary education, it is remaining above 1 from 2006 to 2010 which implied that Brazilian women have more opportunities to access secondary and tertiary education that man.

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, Brazilian women have an average 7.7 years of schooling against 7.4 years of men. Working women have an average 8.8 years of schooling, while their male counterparts have an average 7.7 years.

Employment Situation and Job Opportunity

Generally, the gender gap of labor force participation is narrowed but women still have less opportunities participated in the labor force than man. From 2006 to 2010, the ratio slightly increased by 0.04 but it is still below 1.

The report also showed that female could treat more equal in the professional and technical job than managerial job. In 2010, the female participated in professional and technical job is 52% higher than male 48% but the female participated in legislators, senior officials and managers is 36% which is lower than the male 64%.

According to the women view on news, there are many female sicentists in Brazil nowadays. The proportion of women working in the are of health, biology, genetics is higher than men.