Determinants of school attendance among migrant children: survey evidence from China's Jiangsu province

Ingrid Louise Nielsen, Berenice Nyland, Chris Nyland, Russell Leigh 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461 - 476
Number of pages16
JournalPacific Economic Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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