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Dropping Out: Why Are Students Leaving Junior High in China’s Poor Rural Areas?
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International Journal of Education Development, Vol. 32, page(s): 555-563

July 2012

Despite both requirements of and support for universal education up to grade 9, there are concerning reports that China is still suffering from high and maybe even rising dropout rates in some poor rural areas. Unfortunately, besides aggregated statistics from the Ministry of Education (which show almost universal compliance with the nine year compulsory education law), there is little independent, survey-based evidence on the nature of dropout in China.

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