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

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Mitchell finds children who lose fathers suffer at cellular level

Seefeldt says hard work alone won't allow poor to reach middle-class status in America

Shaefer says proposed plan to cover tax cuts would hurt a lot of struggling Americans

More News

Highlights

Neal Krause wins GSA's Robert Kleemeier Award

MiCDA Research Fellowship - applications due July 21, 2017

U-M awarded $58 million to develop ideas for preventing and treating health problems

Bailey, Eisenberg , and Fomby promoted at PSC

More Highlights

Xiaogang Wu photo

Population Migration and Children’s School Enrollments in China, 1990-2005

Publication Abstract

Download PDF versionWu, Xiaogang, and Zhuoni Zhang. 2013. "Population Migration and Children’s School Enrollments in China, 1990-2005." PSC Research Report No. 13-794. 6 2013.

This paper examines the impact of migration on children's educational well-being by analyzing the micro-data from Chinese population censuses in 1990 and 2000 and mini-census in 2005. We match school-age children (6-15 years old) with their parents, and examine how migration status and parents' absence affect children's school enrollment. We also compare migrant children with their peers in both origin and destination counties. Results show that cross-county and cross-provincial migrant children are less likely to be enrolled in school than local children and within-county migrant children, and that children of rural hukou status are particularly disadvantaged in school enrollment over the whole examined period. Migrant children fare significantly worse than non-migrant children in both origins and destinations, although their disadvantages in school attendance tend to diminish as they spend more time in destinations.

Country of focus: China.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next