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

37 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 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: August 9, 2021

Abstract

Gong et al. (2021) made additional challenges to our original paper (Chen et al., 2020A) after we made a detailed reply in Chen et al. (2021) to Gong et al. (2020). In this further reply, we use data-based evidence to demonstrate how Gong et al. (2021) misread or/and misinterpreted our paper and codes, as they did in their earlier comments, and even twisted the sample or coding to misguide readers. To invalidate our results, they imposed several "brutal'' adjustments to our dependent variable (years of education), which are either groundless or simply misleading. They claimed to find evidence for the positive effect of SDYs on rural illiteracy, which turned out to be a shaky result. After applying our baseline DID specification to their regression, the so-called positive effect on illiteracy turned negative and marginally significant, which is consistent with our SDYs story.

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: Further Reply (August 9, 2021). ShanghaiTech SEM Working Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3917492 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3917492

Yi Chen (Contact Author)

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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

Peking University - Guanghua School of Management ( email )

Peking University
Beijing, Beijing 100871
China

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