Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Geronimus says black-white differences in mortality "help silence black voices in the electorate"

Do universities need more conservative thinkers?

Starr critical of risk assessment scores for sentencing

Highlights

Frey's new report explores how the changing US electorate could shape the next 5 presidential elections, 2016 to 2032

U-M's Data Science Initiative offers expanded consulting services via CSCAR

Elizabeth Bruch promoted to Associate Professor

Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags
will resume fall 2016

Xiaogang Wu photo

Economic Transition, School Expansion, and Educational Inequality in China, 1990-2000

Publication Abstract

Download PDF versionWu, Xiaogang. 2007. "Economic Transition, School Expansion, and Educational Inequality in China, 1990-2000." PSC Research Report No. 07-627. September 2007.

This paper examines the trend in educational stratification during China’s economic reforms in the 1990s. Based on the sample data of population censuses in 1990 and 2000, the school-age children are matched to their parents’ background information within the same households and the effects of family background on children’s school enrollment and continuation are investigated. Results show that, despite the substantial expansion of educational opportunities in the decade, family backgrounds continue to play an important role in determining school enrollment status and school transitions. Over the decade, children of rural hukou status have become even more disadvantaged compared to their urban counterparts and the effect of father’s socioeconomic status on school enrollment has been enhanced. Despite the fact that children of rural hukou status have gained relatively more opportunities at junior high school level as a result of saturation in 9-year compulsory education, rural-urban gap in the likelihood of transition to senior high school level has been enlarged and the effect of father’s socioeconomic status increased, even after controlling for the regional variations in economic development.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next