Education

Scholarly Publications

Seeing is Believing: Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Eyeglasses on Academic Performance, Aspirations, and Dropout among Junior High School Students in Rural China

December 2019

We present the results of a randomized trial testing the impact of providing free eyeglasses on academic outcomes of junior high school students in a poor rural area of western China.

Impact of Second-Parent Migration on Student Academic Performance in Northwest China and its Implications

November 2019

ABSTRACT The migration of hundreds of millions of rural Chinese workers to the city has contributed substantially to China’s economic growth since the beginning of the country’s economic reform in...

The Returns to Education in Rural China: Some New Estimates

November 2019

We estimate the rates of return to education in rural China using primary survey data collected in 2016. Estimated average returns to education are 3.1 per cent.

News

Brookings: The Children PISA Ignores in China

December 2019

There is not one but two Chinas: one urbanized, mainly on the east coast, and rapidly growing in wealth; the other rural, in the interior of China or on the move as migrants, and mired in poverty.

Bloomberg: To Conquer World, China Needs to Get Smarter

August 2019

Author Michael Schuman writes an opinion piece informed by Scott Rozelle's publication Past Successes and Future Challenges in Rural China's Human Capital "Many investors and economists continue to...

Stanford News: Computer Science College Seniors in U.S. Outperform Peers in China, India and Russia, New Research Says

March 2019

Writer Alex Shashkavech writes about Prashant Loyalka's new study that "found that undergraduate seniors studying computer science in the United States outperformed final-year students in China,...

Events

Does Money Matter? Education Enrollment and Attainment in Rural China

March 11, 2016

In 2006, the Chinese Government introduced a massive block grant program for rural compulsory education, similar to that of Title I grant in the United States.

Human Capital and Labor Market of China

February 17, 2016

9:30-12:00 Session 1: Inequality of Human Capital and Labor Market OutcomesLocation: Goldman Conference Room, Encina Hall East (4th floor) The Health and Nutrition Roots of China's Human Capital...

Amita Chudgar on "Who teaches marginalized children, and what may explain these teacher distribution patterns? Analysis of data from Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa"

May 27, 2015

In the final International Education Initiative seminar of the year, Amita Chudgar, Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Visiting Scholar at the GSE,...

Projects

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

Learning Through Reading

Evaluating the Impact of Extracurricular Reading Programs on Student Learning Problem Reading is the heart of the education mission in most countries in the world.
English

Increasing High School Matriculation

China has shown incredible progress in the last several decades in expanding access to education.
English

Multimedia

Podcast: The Role of EdTech in Education

December 2019

On their podcast production, Middlebury College students Christian Poulsen and Frederick Mosier interview Professor Scott Rozelle on the role of educational technology in rural China.

People

Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Hongbin Li Affiliate
Alexis Medina Assistant Director, REAP
Heather Rahimi Administrative Associate, REAP