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Scholarly Publications

Unpacking Teacher Professional Development

April 2017

Abstract: Despite massive investments in teacher professional development (PD) programs in developing countries, there is little evidence on their effectiveness.

Absolute versus Comparative Advantage: Consequences for Gender Gaps in STEM and College Access

February 2017

ABSTRACT We examine the impact of the competitive “STEM track choice”—a defining institutional feature of a number of national education systems—on gender gaps in STEM majors and college access....

The Gender Gap in Math Performance, Self-Concept, and Anxiety: Rural and Urban China in an International Context

February 2017

Abstract: Evidence from developed countries shows that there is a significant gender gap in STEM occupations. Girls may begin to underperform in math early as primary school.

News

The Economist: In Poor Countries it is Easier Than Ever to See a Medic

August 2017

The Economist quotes REAP's research on China's rural healthcare system.

New York Times: China’s School Dropouts a Growing Concern for Economy in Transition

August 2017

Reuters/The New York Times write about REAP's research on early childhood development.

Will Chinese Living Standards Ever Surpass Those in the USA?

February 2017

Possibly the single most important of the tensions stoked up by President Trump is the rivalry between the United States and China.

Events

Promotion Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence From Chinese Schools

January 23, 2017

About the Topic: Professor Park will discuss how promotion incentives influence the effort of public employees by providing evidence from China's system of promotions for teachers.

In Pursuit of an African Green Revolution

October 21, 2016

About the Topic: Considering continued population growth, increasingly limited availability of uncultivated land, and persistent rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, it is imperative to improve...

The Lessons Private Schools Teach: Using a Field Experiment to Understand the Effects of Private Schools on Political Behavior

May 20, 2016

About the Topic: Government services have often been found to act as important sites of political socialization.  Through interactions with institutions and functionaries of the state, individuals...

Projects

PRICE Manual of Procedures

Chinese children have among the highest rates of myopia in the world.
English

Assessing & Improving the Quality of Higher Education

An International Comparative StudyUniversity attendance is increasing around the world, but are graduates learning the essential skills required to succeed in the workforce and grow the economy...
English

Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools

 Problem Vocational high schools in China serve as an alternative to academic high school and typically provide two years of in-the-classroom training and a one-year, school-supervised, on-the-job...
English

Multimedia

Responsible Vocational Education

October 2015

Today there is a significant labor shortage in China.

Perfecting Parenting

June 2015

In rural China, many parents don't talk to or play with their babies. This can stunt their socio-emotional and cognitive development. Watch how we're studying the effects of improved parenting practices on child development.

Seeing is Learning: Vision Care for China's Rural Students

July 2014

Learn how the REAP team tested the vision of more than 30,000 children and passed out 10,000 pairs of glasses.

People

Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow
Di Mo Postdoc Fellow
Huan Wang Visiting Student Researcher
Renfu Luo Program Manager, REAP-China
Hongbin Li Affiliate
Xiangzhi Kong Affiliate
Hongmei Yi Program Manager, REAP-China
Lei Wang Affiliate
Xiaochen Ma Lecturer
Tao Li Affiliate