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The Impact of Interrupted Education on Subsequent Educational Attainment: A Cost of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Meng, Xin; Gregory, Robert


One of the largest interruptions to the usual educational process occurred during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, when most schools in urban China ceased regular operation for 6 years. Universities stopped normal student recruitment for an even longer period of time. The 11 years of the Cultural Revolution, 1966-77, affected the formal education of a whole generation of young people. This article examines the extent to which individuals were able to overcome this interruption and proceed to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Development and Cultural Change
DOI: 10.1086/342761


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