Study Time during the pandemic - October/2020

Marcelo Neri, Director of FGV Social and founder of the Center for Social Policies at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) published recent research that strives to answer the questions: What is the total time devoted to studies during the pandemic? How did enrollment and school journey at home vary by age? And for income classes? Was the time for studies more affected by the lack of supply of remote materials or the students’ lack of interest? How do all the above responses vary according to State Education Offices, or by Municipal Education Offices of States’ capital cities?

By answering these questions, the central objective of this research is to provide policy makers and other actors involved in education with information about the total time dedicated to school at home during the Covid-19 crisis, its close determinants and the nature of perceived problems, whether supply or demand. It proposes a simple indicator that marks as a clock the hours dedicated by each potential student to distance learning. This indicator considers the issue of being enrolled or not, in addition to counting the days and hours in fact used in remote education.

We invite you to access the research website and use the interactive data maps to answer your questions of interest.

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