Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70355
Authors: 
Yang, Juan
Sicular, Terry
Lai, Desheng
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CIBC Working Paper 2013-1
Abstract: 
The substantial shift in rural schooling levels and the contemporaneous changes in educational finance policy including tax and fees reform, two exempt and one compensation policy and school rearrangement policy, raise the need for a fresh look at the determinants of rural education. In this paper we have examined the determinants of rural high school attainment and changes in those determinants between the years 2002 and 2007 at multiple levels (individual, family and community level). We find that the increasing importance of community versus household and individual factors in determining rural children's schooling attainment between 2002 and 2007. In addition, government expenditures have a significant and positive impact on high school attainment in both years, with a shift in the relative importance of budgetary versus extrabudgetary funding.
Subjects: 
rural education
high school attainment
family background
public finance
human capital
China
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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