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Gansu Poverty and Education Project, Wave 1, 2000

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Gansu Poverty and Education Project, Wave 1, 2000
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Gansu Poverty and Education Project, Wave 1, 2000
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China's dramatic economic and educational changes over the past 20 years have stimulated concerns about the education of children in rural areas. Recent empirical studies give evidence of growing disparities in educational opportunities between urban and rural areas and socio-economic and geographic inequities in basic-level educational participation within rural areas. These studies also point to a persisting gender gap in enrollment and to the disproportionate impact of poverty on girls' educational participation (Hannum 1998b; Zhang 1998). This study focused on the influence of poverty on the schooling of 11 to 14 year-old children in rural Gansu, an interior province in Northwest China characterized by high rates of rural poverty and a substantial dropout problem. Substantively, this study was innovative in adopting an integrated approach: it focused on the community, family, and school contexts in which children are educated. Methodologically, the study combined information on children's academic performance and school characteristics, with a household-based sample that allowed examination of the academic experiences of children who have left the education system as well as those who have persisted in it. Finally, the project was the baseline wave for the first large-scale, longitudinal study devoted to education and social inequality conducted in rural China. Results of this study contribute to an understanding of basic social stratification processes and provide insights for developing intervention strategies to improve educational access and effectiveness in rural China. Wave 1 of this study (2000) has been archived and is available for download at ICPSR-DSDR. For information about Waves 2-4 (2004, 2007, 2009), please see the <a href="http://china.pop.upenn.edu/Gansu">Gansu Survey of Children and Families Web site</a>
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Hannum, Emily
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Zhang, Yanhong
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Gansu Poverty and Education Project, Wave 1, 2000
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  • 2000
  • 28661
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ICPSR28661.v1
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Gansu Poverty and Education Project, Wave 1, 2000
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  • 2000
  • 28661
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ICPSR28661.v1
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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