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Essays on the effects of parental education and private tutoring on children's education outcomes, and the rural-urban student achievement differential in China

Zhao, Guochang


This thesis includes three empirical chapters, which are self-contained but all related to education inequality in China. Chapter 2 aims to examine the causal effect (nurture effect) of parental education on children's education. Parents and their children share many common characteristics which are often unobserved -- this causes the omitted-variable bias. To eliminate this bias, this chapter uses school interruption during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (CR) as an instrument. The Chinese...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78d9dfa58c1


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01Front_Zhao.pdfFront Matter113.17 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
02Whole_Zhao.pdfWhole Thesis1.2 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

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