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The distribution of financial aid in China: Is aid reaching poor students?

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  • Loyalka, Prashant
  • Song, Yingquan
  • Wei, Jianguo
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    China's central government incrementally introduced various kinds of student financial aid since the late 1990s in response to public concerns about the rising burden of college prices. Despite the marked increase in financial assistance from governmental as well as non-governmental sources in recent years especially, little is known about how well aid is currently distributed across Chinese universities and whether it is successfully reaching needy students.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal China Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 898-917

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:23:y:2012:i:4:p:898-917

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    Keywords: College students; Financial aid; Need; China; Nonparametric; Semiparametric;

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