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Education and the poverty trap in rural China

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This is an ambitious attempt to view the relationships involving education and income as forming a system, and one that can generate a poverty trap. The setting is rural China, and the data are from a national household survey for 2002, designed with research hypotheses in mind. Enrolment is high in rural China by comparison with most poor rural societies, but the quality of education varies greatly. There are three main strands to the paper. One examines the determinants of enrolment, and fi...

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Not peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Research group:
Labour and Applied Microeconometrics
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Institution:
Beijing Normal University
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Institution:
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Graduate School of Economics
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Series:
CSAE working paper series
Place of publication:
http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2008-01-01

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