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Effect of Migration on Children's Educational Performance in Rural China, The

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  • Xinxin Chen

    (Zhejiang Gongshang University)

  • Qiuqiong Huang

    (Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota)

  • Scott Rozelle

    (Stanford University)

  • Yaojiang Shi

    (Northwest University of Xi'an)

  • Linxiu Zhang

    (Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

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Migration is one of the main ways of alleviating poverty in developing countries, including China. However, there are concerns about the potential negative effects of migration on the educational achievement of the children that are left behind in villages when one or both of their parents out-migrate to cities. This paper examines changes in school performance before and after the parents of students out-migrate. Surprisingly, we find that there is no significant negative effect of migration on school performance. In fact, we find that educational performance improves in migrant households in which the father out-migrates.

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Paper provided by Rural Education Action Project at Stanford University in its series REAP Papers with number 22716.

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Publication status: Published in Comparative Economic Studies
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  1. Chad Meyerhoefer & C. Chen, 2011. "The effect of parental labor migration on children’s educational progress in rural china," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 379-396, September.
  2. Chang, Hongqin & Dong, Xiao-yuan & MacPhail, Fiona, 2011. "Labor Migration and Time Use Patterns of the Left-behind Children and Elderly in Rural China," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 39(12), pages 2199-2210.

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