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The Impact of an Academic High School Tuition Relief Program on Students' Matriculation into High Schools in Rural China
Bai, Yunli1,2; Zhang, Linxiu1; Yi, Hongmei3; Zheng, Liming1,2; Rozelle, Scott4
2017-04-01
Source PublicationCHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW
ISSN1043-951X
Volume43Pages:16-28
Corresponding AuthorYi, Hongmei(hmyi.ccap@pku.edu.cn)
AbstractBy 2010, only one-quarter of workers in China had received a high school (HS) education. One of the root causes of this low rate is that China has the highest HS tuition fees globally. Although the Chinese government has implemented a series of programs to reduce the cost of attending vocational HS, the cost of attending academic HS in China emains high. This study evaluates the extent to which an academic HS tuition relief program initiated by a poor county in western China affects students' schooling decisions after graduation from junior high school. By using a longitudinal dataset of 2348 students in two counties, we use ordinary least squares and propensity score matching to evaluate the impact of this program on four student outcomes: matriculation into academic HS, matriculation into vocational HS, entering the labor market, and retaking high school entrance exams. The results show that the program significantly increased matriculation into academic HS by 21 percentage points, while it reduced matriculation into vocational HS by 7 percentage points, the likelihood of entering the labor market by 11.9 percentage points, and the likelihood of retaking exams by 2.1 percentage points. Further, we find that the effects of the program among middle-income students are stronger compared with those of other groups. And we found that the program had no significantly heterogeneous impact on students with different academic performance. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywordtuition relief program matriculation into high schools academic high school vocational high school rural China
DOI10.1016/j.chieco.2016.12.003
WOS KeywordFINANCIAL-AID ; EDUCATION ; LABOR
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)[71573246] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)[71110107028]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
WOS Research AreaBusiness & Economics
WOS SubjectEconomics
WOS IDWOS:000399269100002
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64553
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorYi, Hongmei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Ctr Chinese Agr Policy, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Peking Univ, Sch Adv Agr Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Stanford Univ, Freeman Spogli Inst Int Studies, Rural Educ Act Program, Stanford, CA 94305 USA
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Bai, Yunli,Zhang, Linxiu,Yi, Hongmei,et al. The Impact of an Academic High School Tuition Relief Program on Students' Matriculation into High Schools in Rural China[J]. CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW,2017,43:16-28.
APA Bai, Yunli,Zhang, Linxiu,Yi, Hongmei,Zheng, Liming,&Rozelle, Scott.(2017).The Impact of an Academic High School Tuition Relief Program on Students' Matriculation into High Schools in Rural China.CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW,43,16-28.
MLA Bai, Yunli,et al."The Impact of an Academic High School Tuition Relief Program on Students' Matriculation into High Schools in Rural China".CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW 43(2017):16-28.
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