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Dropping Out of Rural China's Secondary Schools: A Mixed-methods Analysis
Shi Y. J.; Zhang, L. X.; Ma, Y.; Yi, H. M.; Liu, C. F.; Johnson, N.; Chu, J.; Loyalka, P.; Rozelle, S.
Source PublicationChina Quarterly
Keywordschool dropout China junior high school determinants qualitative study mixed methods analysis dropout poor students barriers growth impact
AbstractStudents in rural China are dropping out of secondary school at troubling rates. While there is considerable quantitative research on this issue, no systematic effort has been made to assess the deeper reasons behind student decision making through a mixed-methods approach. This article seeks to explore the prevalence, correlates and potential reasons for rural dropout throughout the secondary education process. It brings together results from eight large-scale survey studies covering 24,931 rural secondary students across four provinces, as well as analysis of extensive interviews with 52 students from these same study sites. The results show that the cumulative dropout rate across all windows of secondary education may be as high as 63 per cent. Dropping out is significantly correlated with low academic performance, high opportunity cost, low socio-economic status and poor mental health. A model is developed to suggest that rural dropout is primarily driven by two mechanisms: rational cost-benefit analysis or impulsive, stress-induced decision making.
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Shi Y. J.,Zhang, L. X.,Ma, Y.,et al. Dropping Out of Rural China's Secondary Schools: A Mixed-methods Analysis. 2015.
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