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Inequality in Intergenerational Mobility of Education in China

Golley, Jane; Kong, Tao (Sherry)


This paper investigates trends in intergenerational patterns of educational attainment of those born in China between 1941 and 1990. Employing the 2008 Rural-Urban Migration in China and Indonesia Survey, we find that intergenerational correlation is lower in rural and migrant than in urban populations. The higher mobility observed in rural and migrant populations stems from the fact that the majority of these children complete only junior high school, with some children in the youngest cohorts...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: China and World Economy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-124X.2013.12013.x


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