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Independent Reading in Rural China's Elementary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

September 2015

AbstractThere is consensus in the international literature that independent reading leads to improvements in both traditional and nontraditional academic outcomes.

Caregiver Attitudes, Parenting Behavior and Developmental Delays in Children Aged 18-30 Months: A Mixed Methods Analysis in Rural China

September 2015

AbstractThe absence of good parenting practices may affect children’s cognitive and motor development.  In this paper, we use a mixed-methods approach to explore the prevalence of childhood...

The Impact of Teacher Credentials on Student Achievement in China

September 2015

Teacher quality is an important factor in improving student achievement. As such, policymakers have constructed a number of different credentials to identify high quality teachers.

Independent Reading in Rural China’s Elementary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

July 2015

Abstract  There is consensus in the international literature that independent reading leads to improvements in both traditional and nontraditional academic outcomes.

281 - Who Drops Out from Primary Schools in China? Evidence from Minority-Concentrated Rural Areas

July 2015

AbstractOne of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is to ensure universal access to primary education by 2015.

278-Mental Health and Dropout Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Study of Junior High Students in Northwest Rural China

March 2015

Junior high dropout rates are up to 25% in poor, rural areas of China.

Giving kids a head start: The impact and mechanisms of early commitment of financial aid on poor students in rural China

March 2015

AbstractWe estimate the impact of two early commitment of financial aid (ECFA) programs—one at the start and one near the end of junior high school (seventh and ninth grades, respectively)—on the...

280 - China’s Looming Human Capital Crisis: Upper Secondary Educational Attainment Rates and the Middle Income Trap

February 2015

Accumulation of human capital is indispensable to spur economic growth.

The Impact of Vocational Teachers on Student Learning in Developing Countries: Does Enterprise Experience Matter?

February 2015

Although vocational schooling is responsible for educating a large share of students in the world today, there is little evidence about what factors matter for vocational student learning.

279 - Do Resources Matter? The Impacts of Attending Model Vocational Schools on Student Outcomes in China

February 2015

Policymakers in an increasing number of developing countries have made the mass expansion of vocational education and training (VET) a top priority.

The Han-Minority Achievement Gap, Language and Returns to Schools in Rural China

January 2015

The goal of this article was to document and explain the gap in educational achievement between Han and minority students in primary schools in western China.

The Impacts of Building Elite High Schools for Students from Disadvantaged Areas

January 2015

Response to the Commentary 'Reassessing Disparity in Access to Higher Education in Contemporary China'

December 2014

We respond to Anning Hu's commentary on our report “College is a rich, Han, urban, male club: Research notes from a census survey of four tier one colleges in China.” The topic of assessing...

Dropout in Rural China’s Secondary Schools: A Mixed-­Methods Analysis

December 2014

Students in rural China are dropping out of secondary school at troubling rates.

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

December 2014

Migration is one of the main ways of alleviating poverty in developing countries, including China.

Text Messaging and Its Impacts on the Health and Education of the Poor: Evidence from Field Experiments in Rural China

October 2014

There is little evidence showing whether health information transmitted via text messages can change health and educational outcomes.

276-Is the high school admissions process fair? Explaining inequalities in elite high school enrollments in developing countries

October 2014

Researchers typically explain inequalities in access to elite high schools by looking at gaps that appear before the high school admissions process.

277 - Inequalities in the Pathway to College in China: When Do Students from Poor Areas Fall Behind?

October 2014

Inequalities in college access are a major concern for policymakers in both developed and developing countries.

The Education of China's Migrant Children: The Missing Link in China's Education System

January 2014

This paper examines the academic performance of migrant students in migrant schools in China and explores determinants of their performance.

268- The Persistence of Gains in Learning from Computer Assisted Learning (CAL): Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Rural Schools in Shaanxi Province in China

January 2014

Computer assisted learning programs (CAL) have been shown to be effective in improving educational outcomes among students.

How Are Secondary Vocational Schools in China Measuring up to Government Benchmarks?

December 2013

Information, College Decisions and Financial Aid: Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in China

December 2013

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Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Di Mo Postdoc Fellow
Thomas Glauben Affiliate
Sean Sylvia Affiliated Faculty
Xinxin Chen Affiliate
Chengfang Liu Program Manager, REAP-China
Xiangzhi Kong Affiliate
Renfu Luo Program Manager, REAP-China
Hongbin Li Affiliate
Yingquan Song Affiliate
Xiaobing Wang Research Associate, REAP-China
Tao Li Affiliate