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Determinants Of School Attendance Among Migrant Children: Survey Evidence From China'S Jiangsu Province

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  • Ingrid Nielsen
  • Berenice Nyland
  • Chris Nyland
  • Russell Smyth
  • Mingqiong Zhang

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Across the developing world education is seen as a means of raising levels of everyday wellbeing and is being linked to improved measures of productivity and economic growth. This paper employs a household production function framework to examine the determinants of school attendance among migrant children using a unique dataset collected in China's Jiangsu province. The study finds that the main predictors of school attendance among migrant children in the sample were household income, mother's education, the length of residence of the child's mother in the city and whether both parents were working in the same city. Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Ingrid Nielsen & Berenice Nyland & Chris Nyland & Russell Smyth & Mingqiong Zhang, 2006. "Determinants Of School Attendance Among Migrant Children: Survey Evidence From China'S Jiangsu Province," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 11(4), pages 461-476, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:pacecr:v:11:y:2006:i:4:p:461-476
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    1. Melissa Binder, 1998. "Family background, gender and schooling in Mexico," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(2), pages 54-71.
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    1. Liu, Ting & Holmes, Kathryn & Albright, James, 2015. "Predictors of mathematics achievement of migrant children in Chinese urban schools: A comparative study," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 35-42.
    2. Nan Li & Peggy Placier, 2015. "Migrant and Non-Migrant Families in Chengdu, China: Segregated Lives, Segregated Schools," Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(2), pages 1-22, May.

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