Arrival of Young Talent: The Send-down Movement and Rural Education in China: Reply

21 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2021

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Yi Chen

ShanghaiTech University - School of Entrepreneurship and Management

Ziying Fan

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Public Economics & Administration

Xiaomin Gu

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Li-An Zhou

Peking University - Guanghua School of Management

Date Written: January 11, 2021

Abstract

Chen et al. (2020A) find that the arrival of urban youths during the send-down movement benefited the education of rural children as an unintended consequence. Gong et al. (2020) questioned our results and raised four issues on variable coding, identification, mechanism, and welfare implications. All these four issues are either fully acknowledged or extensively discussed in our paper. Most of the comments or arguments in Gong et al. (2020) rely on anecdotal stories or personal experiences without presenting data-based empirical evidence as a support. Some of them are misleading or simply wrong. In this reply, we will make more clarifications and provide more evidence to show that the four issues raised in Gong et al. (2020) neither invalidate our empirical design nor change our key findings.

Suggested Citation

Chen, Yi and Fan, Ziying and Gu, Xiaomin and Zhou, Li-An, Arrival of Young Talent: The Send-down Movement and Rural Education in China: Reply (January 11, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3787288 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3787288

Yi Chen

ShanghaiTech University - School of Entrepreneurship and Management ( email )

100 Haike Rd
Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai
China

Ziying Fan

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Public Economics & Administration ( email )

Shanghai, 200433
China

Xiaomin Gu

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics ( email )

Shanghai, Shanghai 201620
China

Li-An Zhou (Contact Author)

Peking University - Guanghua School of Management ( email )

Peking University
Beijing, Beijing 100871
China

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