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History, Geography and Cultural Analysis of Brazil

The population is young, and there is a high rate of marriage as opposed to living a singles life. Not being married is not considered normal (Women still..., 1997, 143).

Female/male roles. Girls aged 14 or younger are more likely than boys of the same age to be in the wealthiest households and less likely to live in the poorest ones. However, women aged 15-49 are less likely than men to be in the wealthier API categories

Women in the labor force rises with age and women who are household heads and those who are formerly married are much more likely than other women to be employed. A woman's level of education, her area of residence and whether she has young children affect her likelihood of employment differently in different parts of Brazil (Hecht, 1998).

The role of education in society: Primary education. Education is free and compulsory, and about four-fifths of the people can read. The dropout rate is high, and it is estimated that 12,000 children are homeless in Sao Paolo (Hecht, 1998)

Secondary education. There is a good system of public schools. However, many children attend private academies.

Higher education. There are 29 colleges. However, there is a brain drain, since the students choose school in England or America.

Political structure. Brazil is a Republic with 26 states and 1 federal district. The states are Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal*, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins. The country has a Constitution passed October 5, 1988 (CIA World Facts).

Political parties. Brazilian Democratic Movement Party or PMDB; Liberal Front Party or PFL; Workers' Party or PT; Brazilian Workers' Party or PTB; Democratic Labor Party or PDT; Brazilian Progressive Party or ...

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