Brazil Science Career Expectations

Using 2015 PISA survey results, OECD published the brief report What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves? (2017). Young adolescents from Brazil were surveyed about their science career expectations. For both boys and girls, a higher percentage of Brazilian students compared to the percentage of students from OECD countries have expectations to work as science and engineering professionals. Specifically, 12.1% of Brazilian girls compared to the OECD average of 5.3% of girls expect to work as science and engineering professionals. Thus, among Brazilian students, boys are about 1.7 times likely to have these science career expectations than their female peers. Still, this likelihood among Brazilian students is lower than the one represented by the average response of students from OECD countries.

Expectations of a Career as a Scientist and Engineer by Gender, 2015

Brazil Science Career Expectations

Source: OECD (2017), "What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?"


Additional Resources

  • OECD (2017), "What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?", PISA in Focus, No. 69, OECD Publishing, Paris, http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/76e7442c-en