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The impact of parental migration on children's school performance in rural China
Zhao, Qiran1,2; Yu, Xiaohua3; Wang, Xiaobing4; Glauben, Thomas2
2014-12-01
Source PublicationCHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW
Volume31Pages:43-54
AbstractA substantial proportion of China's rapid economic growth is attributed to its large number of rural to urban migrants, but most of these migrants' children are left behind in rural areas, mainly due to China's household registration system. Any attempt to identify the impact of parental migration on children's school performance may encounter the problem of endogeneity. We use unique survey data from more than 7600 4th and 5th grade students from 74 rural elementary schools. Using an instrumental variable estimation, our results indicated that having migrant parents can marginally reduce a child's math score rank by 15.60%, which implies that the current economic growth in China partially jeopardizes the future of the next rural generation. Based on a bivariate probit model, the results show that compared to neither parents being migrants, migration of the father reduces the rank of a child's math score by 837%, and migration of the mother reduces the rank by 23.30%. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
SubtypeArticle
KeywordInstrumental Variable Migration Rural China School Performance
WOS HeadingsSocial Sciences
WOS Subject ExtendedBusiness & Economics
WOS KeywordINTERNATIONAL MIGRATION ; LABOR-MARKET ; REMITTANCES ; HOUSEHOLDS ; INEQUALITY ; EMPLOYMENT ; INVESTMENT ; DECISIONS ; EDUCATION ; POVERTY
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS SubjectEconomics
WOS IDWOS:000347270000004
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/68396
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhao, Qiran
Affiliation1.China Agr Univ, Coll Econ & Management, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
2.Leibniz Inst Agr Dev Transit Econ IAMO, D-06120 Halle, Germany
3.Univ Gottingen, Courant Res Ctr Poverty Equ & Growth, D-37073 Gottingen, Germany
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Chinese Agr Policy, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Qiran,Yu, Xiaohua,Wang, Xiaobing,et al. The impact of parental migration on children's school performance in rural China[J]. CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW,2014,31:43-54.
APA Zhao, Qiran,Yu, Xiaohua,Wang, Xiaobing,&Glauben, Thomas.(2014).The impact of parental migration on children's school performance in rural China.CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW,31,43-54.
MLA Zhao, Qiran,et al."The impact of parental migration on children's school performance in rural China".CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW 31(2014):43-54.
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